PhD in neuroscience latest rung on educational ladder for ‘forever student’

How does an aspiring music teacher end up doing a PhD in neuroscience? For Flin Flon native Tiffany Carther-Krone (née Lazar), Canadian Mennonite University’s meal plan is part of the answer. In 2004, when she moved on campus to study at CMU in Winnipeg, Carther-Krone enjoyed eating in the university’s dining hall. To combat the “Freshman 15” – the extra 15 or so pounds that students sometimes gain during their first year at college – she started swimming at a local pool when she wasn’t taking music classes. After two years of studying music and some experience substitute teaching in her hometown of Flin Flon, Carther-Krone realized a career as a music teacher wasn’t for her. She decided to pursue another one of her interests: mathematics. In the meantime, her…


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