On July 21-22, 2012, The GCRC competed at the Olympic Basin of Parc Jean Drapeau in the Dragon Boat Race Festival. The GCRC not only winners in ground-breaking cancer research, but also demonstrated that they can compete alongside the best dragon boat racers, placing 2nd in their Division, and awarded two trophies overall.
Jason Turpin, a PhD student at McGill University was the brainchild of the GCRC’s team participation in 2007, and the rest, as we say, is history. This year’s team, Two-Hit Hypothesis with Co-Captains Katherine Stewart and Mathieu Flamand at the helm, both Masters students in the labs of the Research Centre, confessed that the involvement demands a substantial time commitment after their already full days at work. However, the benefits of such involvement make that commitment worth it. Katherine says, “It’s a great way to make friends, bonds, strengthen a sense of identity, and exercise”.
Placing 2nd in the division concluded the team’s Two-hit hypothesis and resulted in a memorable day had by all.
August 27, 2012