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Dr. Jennifer West

Jennifer West is currently a Covington Fellow at the Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Centre, National Research Council of Canada.

At the Dunlap Institute, Jennifer was a Research Associate who used large radio surveys and radio polarimetry to study magnetic fields in supernova remnants and in the Milky Way Galaxy.

She worked with Prof. Bryan Gaensler to analyze data from the upcoming POSSUM (Polarisation Sky Survey of the Universe’s Magnetism) survey using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP).

Jennifer is also enthusiastic about astronomy education and outreach. She is the recipient of the International Dark Sky Association’s Dark Sky Defender Award (2011) and the RASC’s Ken Chilton Prize (2010) for her contributions to astronomy education and outreach.

Jennifer completed her PhD at the University of Manitoba in 2016, working with Dr. Samar Safi-Harb. She joined Dunlap in September 2016.

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