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Providence hires award-winning researcher to deliver new Science programming
2016-05-24
Rebecca Dielschneider is a rising star in the field of Immunology.
 
In March 2015 she was named to the CBC’s Manitoba Future 40-Under-40 list, and three months later her lecture, “Lysosomes as Targets in Leukemia,” placed second at the national Three Minute Thesis competition.
 
She has also won an Academic Excellence Award in Immunology from the University of Manitoba, where she'll shortly complete her PhD studies, and last year accepted BIOTECanada's Gold Leaf Award for Biotechnology Research.
 
As of July 1, 2016 she'll be the new Assistant Professor of Biology at Providence.
 
Citing her “ground-breaking” leukemia research, Dr. Dennis Hiebert points out that Dielschneider is not only a gifted and passionate organizer and communicator but also the right person to deliver the school’s new Biology programming.
 
“Rebecca has quickly established herself as a first-class researcher,” says Hiebert, Professor of Sociology and Department Head of Arts and Sciences at Providence. “Her ability to develop and promote the new Life Sciences programming will be as important as her success with students in the classroom and the lab.”
 
Dielschneider, who completed her undergraduate studies at Dalhousie University, says she looks forward to “learning, teaching, and experimenting” in her new role.
 
“The opportunities for leadership and creativity that come with starting a new area of study are exciting,” she explains. “I look forward to working with the excellent faculty I’ve met to further improve education at Providence.”
 
When she’s not contributing important research leading to clinical trials or publishing in medical journals, Dielschneider teaches Connections for Kids at Winnipeg’s Kilcona Park Alliance Church and spends time with her corgi, Archer.
 
She also enjoys Disney movies such as Mulan and Pocahontas. “They are strong-willed females like myself,” she says.
 
Dielschneider will teach and continue her research in the new Science facility at Providence, which includes instructional and personal laboratories, modern classrooms, a student lounge, and an enclosed, landscaped courtyard.
 
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