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Internship Recipients

The McDonald Institute’s Cross-Disciplinary Internship (CDI) program offers students and young researchers unique opportunities to connect their unique and diverse research to astroparticle physics.

Previous Interns

Ian Doktor (he/him)

CDI 2021 - PhD Candidate, Secondary Education


idoktor@ualberta.ca |
PhD student, Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta
Cross-Disciplinary Project: Development of teaching tools for high school particle physics projects with Dr. Marie-Cécile Piro (University of Alberta). Read more
Undergraduate student, Neuroscience at the University of Alberta
Cross-Disciplinary Project: Development of novel techniques in analyzing airborne particulates and low-background in support of astroparticle physics with Dr. Matthew Leybourne (Queen’s University). Read more

Raveen Sidhu (she/her)

CDI 2021 - BSc Hons Candidate, Microbiology and Oceanography

linkedin.com/in/raveensidhu


raveen.sidhu@hotmail.com |
Undergraduate student, Microbiology and Immunology; Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia
Cross-Disciplinary Project: Artificial Intelligence applied to improving the search for dark matter with upgraded DEAP-3600 experiment with Dr. Simon Viel (Carleton University). Read more

Emily Darling (she/her)

CDI 2020 - BSc (Hons.) Candidate, Geology and Particle Astrophysics

linkedin.com/in/emily-darling/


emily.darling@queensu.ca |
Undergraduate student, Geological Sciences at Queen’s University
Cross-Disciplinary Project: Muon flux characterization in the DEAP-3600 water Cherenkov muon veto with Dr. Simon Viel (Carleton University). Read more

Lucas Fenaux (he/him)

CDI 2020 - BSc Candidate, Mathematics & Computer Science

linkedin.com/in/lucas-fenaux-50404910a/


lucas.fenaux@mail.utoronto.ca |
Undergraduate student, Computer Science at the University of Toronto
Cross-Disciplinary Project: Applying Machine Learning to Event Reconstruction for the SuperCDMS SNOLAB Experiment with Dr. Miriam Diamond (University of Toronto). Read more

Georges Kanaan (he/him)

CDI 2020 - BSc Candidate, Computer & Cognitive Science

linkedin.com/in/ge0rges/


georges.kanaan@mail.utoronto.ca |
Undergraduate student, Computer Science at the University of Toronto
Cross-Disciplinary Project: Applying Machine Learning to Event Reconstruction for the SuperCDMS SNOLAB Experiment with Dr. Miriam Diamond (University of Toronto). Read more
Undergraduate Student, Computer Science specialization in Health Informatics at The University of Winnipeg
Cross-Disciplinary Project: Development of novel isotopic techniques in neutrinoless double beta decay and low-background in support of Astroparticle physics with Dr. Matthew Leybourne (Queen’s University). Read more

Kaelan Renault (he/him)

CDI 2020 - MSc Candidate, Computational Sciences

linkedin.com/in/kaelan-renault/


krenault@laurentian.ca |
Master’s student in Computational Sciences at Laurentian University
Cross-Disciplinary Project: Modelling of the Neutron Detector Characterization Facility for Supernova Physics with Dr. Clarence Virtue (Laurentian University). Read more