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Amani Ibrahim receives 2nd place in the Queen's 3MT finals

Please join me in celebrating Amani Ibrahim who received 2nd place in the Queen's University finals of the 3-minute thesis competition.

Amani was brilliant, she managed to make even me speechless :-)

--Prof Fichtinger 



Christine Yan receives 3rd place award at the Queen’s IEEE Student Paper Competition

Taking into consideration criteria that included relavance, completeness, and technical level, the jurty awarded 3rd place to our Christina Yan, year biomedical computing undegraduate student, for the project titled “Tumor localization needle displacement prior to tumor excision in navigated lumpectomy”. Well done, Christina! 


Zac Baum receives the 2017-18 Queen's Academic Excellence Award

Please join me in applauding Zac Baum, 4th year BMCO undergraduate in the Perk Lab, who has been selected as a recipient of the 2017-18 Academic Excellence Award from the Queen's School of Graduate Studies. This prestigious award recognizes excellence and research potential of applicants who will begin their Master’s studies at Queen’s in 2017-18. The award is valued at $15,000 to support Zac in the his  first year of graduate study.

Continuing generosity of our Manju Anand

Present and former Perk Lab undergrads:

Please join me in thanking Manjunath Anand, Perk Lab alumnus, for his continued support to you through the "Perk Lab Undergraduate Research Fund" that he established three years ago. Manju has been providing an annual cash donation that we use for undergraduate conference travel.

I was immensely delighted to inform Manju that this year you submitted nine (9!) first-authored undergrad papers to SPIE 2017 – thus making sure that his generosity continues to be well used.

Emily Heffernan named as 2016 Google Lime Scholar

Emily Heffernan, undergraduate researcher in the Perk Lab, was selected as a 2016 Google Lime Scholar. This is one of the most prestigious distinctions Google bestows on undergraduate students; each year only a dozen are selected for this award from North America - typically from Ivy-league universities.  Besides celebrations and lots of fun activities, Google Lime Scholars will also retreat to Mountain View in June 19th – 22nd. I hope Emily will be posting frequently on Facebook!

Aidan Baksh, Leahurst College intern, wins Gold Medal at the regional Science Fair

Aidan Baksh wins Gold Medal at the regional Science Fair 

Congratulations to Aidan Baksh, high school intern from Leahurst College (, who won the Gold Medal in his division today at the Science Fair and he also took the Silver Medal overall - out of 284 participants. Aidan will next take his project to the Canada-wide competition to be held in Montreal.