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Who Supports this Program?

    Here arethe Women In Science faculty mentors that are whole heartedly supporting this program. Find the staff mentor in your program!

bullet Professor Kim Baines
bullet Professor Linda Wahl
bullet Stephanie Hayne
bullet Bob Gough
bullet Professor Duncan Hunter
bullet Dr. Jennifer Irwin
bullet Dr. Fred Longstaffe

Professor Kim Baines

picture of Professor Kim Baines

B.Sc., St. Mary's University, Halifax

Ph.D., University of Toronto, Toronto

Department: Chemistry
Phone: 661-2111 x 86302
Office: ChB 310A
Email: kbaines2@uwo.ca

Our research interests centre on the synthesis of new compounds of novel structure containing silicon and/or germanium, particularly dimetallenes and metallylenes, on the investigation of the reactivity of these species, and the development of applications of this chemistry. This area of research has a significant impact on the field of reactive intermediates in both organosilicon and organogermanium chemistry and also has implications in the field of inorganic polymers, Si-based ceramics and in the surface chemistry of Si-Ge alloys.

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Professor Linda Wahl

Department: Applied Mathematics
Phone:(519)661-2111 x88795, (519)661-3523 (fax)
Office:WSC Room 105 Applied Mathematics
email:lwahl@uwo.ca

web:http://www.apmaths.uwo.ca/

Education: B.A.Sc. (Systems Design Engineering), University of Waterloo, 1991 This included an exchange year at Tottori University, Japan (1989). M.Sc. (Medical Physics), McMaster University, 1992 In 1992-93 I took a year off to travel. D.Phil. (Neurophysiology), Oxford University, 1996 Post-doc, Mathematics Institute, Oxford University, 1996

Faculty Positions: 1996-1998, Research Scientist (Medical Physics) at the McMaster University Medical Centre, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology. Cross-appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. 1998-2000, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey 2000-present, Applied Math, UWO

I work on mathematical models of biological systems. Specifically (from my Applied Math web site):

  • Mathematical Models of Experimental Evolution
  • Tracer Kinetics in Positron Tomography
  • Evolutionary Game Theory
  • The Interaction of Signal and Noise in the Nervous System

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Stephanie Hayne

Department: Residence Manager, Delaware Hall and Westminster Residence (picture to come)
Phone: 661-3259
Office: Delaware Hall
Email: shayne@housing.uwo.ca

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Bob Gough

Department: Assist. Dir. Residence Education and Programs

Phone: 661-3719
Office: I-001, Sydenham Hall
Email: bgough@housing.uwo.ca

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Professor Duncan Hunter

Professor Duncan Hunter

Department: Chemistry and Faculty of Science
Phone: 661-2111 x 86347
Office: ChB 219, WSC 162
Email: dhunter@uwo.ca

Biography of Duncan H. Hunter

I was born and raised in Edmonton where I went to the University of Alberta and obtained my B.Sc. (Honors) in Chemistry. I then went to UCLA for my Ph.D. with Donald J. Cram (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology. I then joined the Chemistry Department at Western where I have remained. While at Western I have been the Associate Dean of Science, Academic, the Acting Chair of the Chemistry Department and currently I am Associate Dean of Science, Research. Throughout this time I have taught a wide variety of chemistry courses from first year courses to graduate courses. Presently, I am teaching introductory organic chemistry for chemistry majors, Chemistry 253 (http://instruct.uwo.ca/chemistry/253/) I have had two sabbatical leaves both in France. On the first of these I worked with Sir Derek Barton (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) and the second was spent at a research institute devoted to the development of imaging agents for nuclear medicine. It is this area in which I am currently supervising three graduate students. Check out http://www.uwo.ca/chem/Thunterd.htm for more details.

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Dr. Jennifer Irwin

Dr. Jennifer Irwin

Department: Fac of Health Sciences
Phone: 661-2111 x88367
Office: SH 2342
Email: jenirwin@uwo.ca

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy (Health Studies), University of Waterloo Master of Arts (Health Education), Dalhousie University.

Bachelor of Arts, Honours (Physical Education), Wilfrid Laurier University.
Health promotion program planning, implementation and evaluation represent my primary research activities. Specific topical areas of research include determinants of health; physical activity promotion; obesity prevention; and the application of Social Cognitive Theory to intervention planning.

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Dr. Fred Longstaffe

Dr. Fred Longstaffe

Department: Earth Sciences &Fac of Science
Phone: 661-2111 x83177, 661-3041 x80304, 661-3041 x83041
Office: Office: BGS 63, WSC 191
Email: flongsta@uwo.ca

Fred J. Longstaffe joined Western’s Department of Geology in 1987, coming from the University of Alberta, where he had been a professor since 1979. In 1993, he was appointed the first Chair of Western’s Department of Earth Sciences, which was created through amalgamation of the former Departments of Geology and Geophysics. Fred was appointed Dean of Science at Western in 1999. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1997. Dr. Longstaffe teaches undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary courses on the isotopic behaviour of natural systems. His research focuses on the the use of stable isotopes to understand interactions among Earth’’s atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. Recent studies include continental climate change, controls on the distribution of hydrocarbon deposits, generation of greenhouse gases in freshwater wetlands, and the stable isotope biogeochemistry of plants. Fred is Director of Western’s Laboratory for Stable Isotope Science, which was recently awarded $1.5 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Innovation Trust to renew its equipment.

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