It’s been said that our eyes are “windows to the soul” and for good reason: it turns out the retina located at the back of the eye is actually an extension of our brain’s outermost layer. By measuring changes in the thickness of the retina, Chris Hudson, a professor in the School of Optometry and Vision Science, hopes to learn more about similar changes mirrored in the cortical mass (the brain’s weight and thickness).
Along with her partner Cameron Pounder (BSc ’09, Science and Business), Ada Mok (BA ’08, Psychology) competed on the closely watched season finale of last year’s Food Network reality show, Food Truck Face Off.
By Dana Ciak
Spoiler alert: they won a food truck.
For the eight years prior, Mok and Pounder had both been enjoying their office jobs, making good money and working reasonable hours.
The highly competitive, national scholarships from the Weston Foundation are awarded each year to 15 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across Canada for “advancing our understanding of important scientific issues facing the North.”