Congratulations Jeanette!!!!!

19 12 2014

Jeanette had her PhD defence, ooops no MSc defence (but really it was a PhD quality thesis), just now, and passed with flying colours.

With me connecting in from Oxford and Axel Moehrenschlager from Calgary, it was bound to be a technological nightmare, and lo so it was: the start was delayed by 45 mins because the audio wouldn’t work (me worriedly imagining poor Jeanette pacing in the corridor), and even then I could only ever be seen or heard, not both.

But Jeanette’s presentation was great and her answers to the examiners’ thoughtful questions — led by Dave Barney, our external from Toronto Zoo – were flawless. Just sad not to be there to toast her in person. Below are a couple of screenshots of my view for the last 3 hours.

Gd 1

Gd 2