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Congratulations Damon DePaoli

Damon received the “Best Overall Poster Presentation” award at the Canadian Neuromodulation Society 10th Annual Scientific Meeting that was held on February 4-6, 2018 in Whistler, British Columbia. The title of his poster : Fiber-based tissue identification for electrode placement in deep brain stimulation neurosurgery.


Greg Sadetsky, Hacker and Rescuer

Greg Sadetsky, graduate of the Biophotonics program in 2014, used his unparalleled programming skills and his regard for human life to program a tool for identifying people needing rescue during hurricane Harvey from their Twitter feed and Facebook pages, and helped prioritize research efforts for the military. He has received a letter from the army to thank him, and an article was written in FastCompany about him. From the article:

In the meantime, his work on the Harvey map has made him rethink the kind of work he does on a regular basis, making it more likely he’ll want to devote his time and energy in the future to projects that can positively benefit humanity. And it’s had a major impact on his thinking ever since the storm.”

Congrats Greg.  Nobody here is surprised.

Thank to our trainees!

Friday 19th of August was the last day of our trainees Jean-Michael and Gabriel. It was a pleasure to work with them and they had a productive summer. We wish them the best in their future endeavours!