Adaeze Ibik 

Adaeze Ibik is a Ph.D. candidate in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. She is working on very bright explosions in the universe, specifically fast radio bursts and luminous supernovae. She obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Physics from the University of Nigeria in Nsukka, Nigeria before being awarded a scholarship by the University of Toronto. Her Master’s thesis was on understanding the physical properties of remnants of dead stars called neutron stars. Due to her passion for astronomy education, she is an active educator as both a teaching assistant and a science outreach program facilitator in different parts of Africa and Canada. Her educator leadership skills led to her becoming an executive of Science Rendezvous at the University of Toronto and a facilitator at the Pan-African School for Emerging Astronomers. She is excited to discuss physics and astronomy with workshop attendees.