Carleton University’s Austin Gallagher, a conservation biologist and research associate in the Department of Biology, and Ben Kane, a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering and Design, have been included on the Forbes 30 Under 30 lists for science and games respectively.
Gallagher, 29, is the founder and president of Beneath the Waves, a non-profit organization dedicated to ocean conservation and educating the public about marine research through documentary films.
His research centres on predators in marine ecosystems, with a focus on sharks. His work has been published in a number of science journals.
Gallagher is working with Prof. Steven Cooke at Carleton. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Miami in Florida. He holds a PhD in environmental science from the University of Miami, a master’s degree in marine science from Northeastern University and an undergraduate degree in biology from Loyola University in Maryland.
Kane, 29, is a co-founder and independent designer at Steel Crate Games, the company behind the co-operative virtual reality bomb-defusing game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes and the video game industry spoof DLC Quest.
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