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Shohini Ghose has been a TED Fellow, a VIP guest at a spacecraft launch and even accepted an award at the Palace of Westminster. And now, she’s an ‘A-lister’.
Ghose, an associate professor of physics and director of Laurier’s Centre for Women in Science, was recently among a group of 41 Canadians of Indian descent to be named to “The A-List”, a publication produced by The Indian Diaspora, an online resource aimed at connecting people who trace their roots to India.
The list, which included 48 people in total – 41 Indo-Canadians and seven “Friends of India” – is a collection of people from a wide range of disciplines who make outstanding contributions to their fields and are leaders and mentors in their communities. Ghose, an internationally renowned researcher in the field of quantum physics, is a leader both in her field and in creating opportunities for women in science and academia more broadly.
“It’s a great honour to be included among such a distinguished group of people, and to get to celebrate my Indian heritage here in Canada,” said Ghose.
Some of the other prominent figures included on the list were: Arvind Gupta, president of the University of British Columbia; Bal Gosal, a member of parliament from Ontario and federal minister of state (sport); Nina Grewal, a member of parliament from British Columbia; and Roseann Runte, president of Carleton University.
Ghose and her fellow honorees were recognized at an event Feb. 4 at Carleton University with chief guest Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of National Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism.