Honda Canada and SNOLAB Announce Graduate-Student Exchange Between SNOLAB and Kamioka Laboratory in Japan

Sudbury, Ontario, April 23, 2008 — SNOLAB and Honda Canada introduced Kota Ueshima, a research student at the University of Tokyo, and Olivier Simard, a research student at Carleton University today: they are the first Honda Fellows. Kota has spent the past three months working at SNOLAB and Olivier will be spending this autumn at the Kamioka Laboratory in Japan. SNOLAB and Kamioka Laboratory have similar interests in neutrino science and particle astrophysics. We are delighted that Honda Canada is sponsoring this program. The program provides exciting opportunities for students and will contribute to both laboratories' work.

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The left photograph shows Rina Khosla of Honda Canada, Kota Ueshima, Olivier Simard and Todd Fowler of Honda Canada in the SNOLAB Cube Hall which is being outfitted for the DEAP/CLEAN dark-matter experiments. The right photograph shows Todd Fowler speaking to (in the front row near to far) Rina Khosla, SNO Director Art McDonald, Olivier Simard and Kota Ueshima.