Laurie is an Astrophysicist based at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii. She’s from the Innu community of Mashteuiatsh in Quebec and was the first Indigenous woman from the province of Quebec to earn a Ph.D in Astrophysics. She studies how stars form in nearby galaxies and helped develop an amazing Canadian instrument that now operates on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. She can deliver sessions in both English and French.
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