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Leading the charge for changeLeading the charge for change

Alumna Amita Kuttner, a current graduate student in astrophysics, is running as a Green Party candidate for a seat in Canada’s House of Commons in order to make policy around climate change.

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Spotlight thumbnailAstronomer Sandra Faber's extraordinary career

Sandra Faber, who received the National Medal of Science in 2013, is renowned for her contributions to the understanding of dark matter, galaxy formation, and the large-scale structure of the universe.

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