South of the border

Aug. 3, 2016 It’s pretty exciting times for the Downer family lately. First Bethany Downer, a recent geography graduate, was chosen out of thousands of applicants to begin a master of space studies this fall at the International Space University in France. Now her brother, Matthew Downer, also a Faculty of Science student, has received a prestigious Killam Fellowship to spend a semester as an exchange student in the United States. Outstanding student The Killam Fellowships program offers a cash award of $5,000 (USD) per semester, a $500 allowance and a $800 mobility grant to undertake an educational field trip while in the host country. Funded through Fulbright Canada, the program provides opportunities for outstanding American and Canadian students to study and/or conduct research in another country. “I’m so glad…


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