Noted researcher a UVic graduate

Re: “Study: Heat held in Arctic doubles over past 30 years,” Aug. 30.

The article focused an important report on the increasing heat content of a large region of the Arctic Ocean, based on a study by Prof. Mary-Louise Timmermans of Yale University. Timmermans, a Canadian citizen, is a graduate of the University of Victoria’s department of physics and astronomy. While there, she took advantage of the excellent co-op program to spend several work terms with the Arctic science group at the Institute of Ocean Sciences. After completing a PhD at the University of Cambridge, she returned to Victoria as a post-doctoral research fellow working with colleagues at IOS and UVic, before being lured to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and then Yale.

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She still collaborates with Canadian scientists, but wouldn’t it be better if we attracted her back to a position in Canada?

Chris Garrett


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