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Laurier’s Lucy Lee named dean of science at the University of the Fraser Valley
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Laurier biology professor Lucy Lee, an expert in cell biology and environmental toxicology, has been named Dean of Science at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in British Columbia.
“Lucy was an outstanding contributor to Laurier's Faculty of Science and a key member of the Laurier Institute for Water Science. She is also an internationally recognized biology researcher and an award-winning teacher,” said Dean of Science Paul Jessop. “I'm sure she will be very successful at UFV and I wish her all the best in her new role.”
Lee received her B.Sc, M.Sc. and PhD in biology from the University of Waterloo. She joined Laurier in 1997 as a biology professor and taught cell biology, developmental biology, and comparative histology. From 2009 to 2012, she served as chair of the biology department.
“Lucy was very successful in her role as chair and guided the department through a period of rapid growth,” said Jessop. “She will be missed.”
Lee, who was named Laurier’s University Research Professor for 2011-2012, is known worldwide for her ability to create fish-cell lines, which are cells that can be grown outside the organisms in test tubes. She had been working on applying her knowledge and expertise to growing lobster cell-lines, and her research was featured in the December 2011 issue of the insideLaurier newspaper: http://bit.ly/S2qaKC
Lee began her term at UFV in September 2012.