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women of distinction

Fish physiologist Patricia Gallaugher was named a YWCA women of distinction for her contributions to social action.

As interim director of SFU's Centre for Coastal Studies, Gallaugher has worked behind-the-scenes to foster multi-disciplinary solutions to the myriad problems plaguing coastal ecosystems.

In the centre's neutral, collaborative environment, researchers from the natural and social sciences investigate environmentally and economically sustainable solutions to critical ecological issues such as fish farming, tourism, and oil and gas exploration.

Diane FinegoodSFU kinesiology professor Diane Finegood also received a YWCA Woman of Distinction award in 2002. The award recognized for her ground-breaking diabetes research in the science, research and medicine category. A chemical and biomedical engineer and a physiologist, Finegood is internationally recognized for her research on the onset of juvenile and adult diabetes. She is also the national scientific director of the Institute on Nutrition, Meabolism and Diabetes, one of 13 Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

For more information

SFU News Article
Centre for Coastal Studies
YWCA Women of Distinction
Diane Finegood's Website

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