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Chauhan, Dimpal (37)

Chauhan, Dimpal (37)

I am an assay scientist at SNOLAB and an active board member of India-Canada Association (ICA) in Sudbury. I volunteer for many organizations in Sudbury. Most of my education was done in India. I came to Sudbury in April 2006 as an international student at Laurentian University (L.U.). After completing my M.Sc. in physics on the Nobel prize-winning SNO experiment, I started working at L.U., Queen’s University, and SNOLAB. SNO was the reason I chose to move to Sudbury. Sudbury provides city living with a proximity to nature. It was a very fruitful transition for me from international student to Canadian citizen. I enjoy contributing to my new home.

Q: What’s the number one thing you are working toward that you haven’t yet accomplished?
A: Achieving all my dreams, which are not only dreams but goals of my life that I want to experience, want to live.

Q: What is the biggest obstacle you’ve overcome?
A: Dealing with a relative going through a difficult time.

Q: What are 3 things you can’t live without?
A: Personal: family, passion, work.
Materialistic: cell phone, wi-fi.
Social: volunteering, etiquette.

Q: What would be the theme song of your life?
A: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin

Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job?
A: Going two kilometres underground to study the sun and learn/understand interesting physics. Socializing and meeting new people, and helping them.