Province’s next Rhodes Scholar named

The Telegram

Catherine Leonard of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s has been selected as the next Rhodes Scholar from Newfoundland and Labrador to study at the University of Oxford in England.

Leonard (who goes by the name Danielle) is 20-years-old and is completing a bachelor of science in physics and applied mathematics at Memorial University.

While at Oxford, Leonard will complete a DPhil degree (Oxford’s equivalent of a PhD) in mathematics.

According to a news release, Leonard is dedicated to understanding and explaining the intricacies of nature through the constructs of mathematical physics. Her passion in this area has thus far led her to conduct research at two different Canadian universities, and to one published paper in this field as well as many academic presentations.

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