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MBP is in the 2010 Winter Olympics


With the Winter Olympics a few weeks away there is an escalating anticipation and excitement in the air (Oh yes the holidays are approaching too). This year, more than ever, Medical Biophysics is a full participant in the olympic festivities: our very own Melissa Hill will be a torch carrier. Melissa is a PhD candidate in Yaffe's group at Sunnybrook Hospital in the physics stream and she will honor the department by carrying the torch this Sunday for a whole 300 meters.

Wikipedia tells us that the torch is "Commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics". Although, we do not promote theft, we definitely like flames and what they represent and we wish Melissa a successful torch relay. Melissa has also agreed to write a post on to talk about her experience.

You can follow her here: Sunday December 20th at 9:30am

Make us proud!