Big day coming up for Peter Park…

13 04 2016

Screenshot 2016-04-13 10.44.48A couple of weeks ago a student in our department, Peter Park, won the University Three Minute Thesis competition! Peter’s MSc research is focused on finding a simple feed additive that will remove ‘boar taint’ from pork, so potentially eliminating the main reason for castrating male piglets.

This terrific win followed him and two others from our department coming top in the OAC rounds preceding this (another smug day for us). I’m proud because I encouraged all of them (with my Grad Coordinator hat on) and helped polish their scripts. But I can take no credit at all for Peter’s brilliant presentation style: all his own, and flawless. And tomorrow he’s in the Ontario competition, to be streamed here, and “tweeted on” here….