Proud great-grandmother

2 10 2018

Megan LaFollette, a PhD student from Purdue, gave our first CSAW Research Seminar of the semester last week. She did a fantastic job presenting research on making handling positive for lab rats by incorporating ‘heterospecific play’ (a.k.a. tickling). (Note to self – still have to write up my ‘rat ticking workshop’ blog from the ISAE...). She also gave the deftest presentation of the usually-mangled Three Circles that I’ve ever seen. All especially rewarding because, as Brianna’s first grad student, Megan is my very first academic grand-child!IMG_7072

Some of us then went to The Albion that evening, with Sylvie Cloutier (who’d flown in from Ottawa to run a rat-tickling workshop at the CAF with Megan the next day). On the way, we realised that Megan has a rat called Georgia, and of course I have a cat called Sylvie.  If only Sylvie had had a dog called Megan, it would have been perfect.