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Sometimes a hero needs a mask!

Published on
July 20, 2020

At WYA, we love stories about those at WUR who have inspired us in the turbulent time of corona. All WYA members are nominating those around us that:

  • We went above and beyond with education or student support
  • Helped make WUR safe and inclusive
  • Made WUR the super awesome place it is
  • ... In other words, a COVID-19 hero!

The WYA members supplied the heros, our co-chair Kevin supplied the masks. Below you can find a short overview of the first round of nominations / masks, many more are to come over the next weeks.

PS Why a banana mask you might ask? This viral tweet by our outgoing WYA co- chair Jessica has turned bananas into our unofficial mascot/logo during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nominated!:

  • Art Dewulf (nominated by Jessica Duncan) tweet: "It's not easy for PhD candidates to remain focused and motivated in these confusing times. I very much appreciate the commitment of the PhD candidates I have the pleasure to work with. As a tribute, let me highlight some of their work that was published in 2020 in this thread"

    Art Dewulf (nominated by Jessica Duncan) tweet: "It's not easy for PhD candidates to remain focused and motivated in these confusing times. I very much appreciate the commitment of the PhD candidates I have the pleasure to work with. As a tribute, let me highlight some of their work that was published in 2020 in this thread"

  • Sylvia Brugman, nominated by Jessica Duncan: "She has been doing amazing work supporting unusual collaborations with  @YAA_NL and connecting Young Academies across the #Netherlands. She is also just a super awesome human."

    Sylvia Brugman, nominated by Jessica Duncan: "She has been doing amazing work supporting unusual collaborations with @YAA_NL and connecting Young Academies across the #Netherlands. She is also just a super awesome human."

  • Nico and Anja Taverne, nominated by Sylvia Brugman: "They are going to great lengths to make our lab safe and clean for all of us to slowly start working again!"

    Nico and Anja Taverne, nominated by Sylvia Brugman: "They are going to great lengths to make our lab safe and clean for all of us to slowly start working again!"

  • Joost de Jong, nominated by Reindert Nijland: "I would like to nominate your WEC colleague Joost de Jong, for the amazing "Introduction to Animal Ecology" course he has coordinated. Fully online, with the talkshow and wildlife film festival etc."

    Joost de Jong, nominated by Reindert Nijland: "I would like to nominate your WEC colleague Joost de Jong, for the amazing "Introduction to Animal Ecology" course he has coordinated. Fully online, with the talkshow and wildlife film festival etc."

  • Kim Ferguson, nominated by Eveline Verhulst: "..due to the crisis she has been unable to start her postdoc experiments, and instead of wasting her time, she took it upon herself to help MSc students at the Laboratory of Genetics and the Laboratory of Entomology setting up their thesis project together with the supervisors"

    Kim Ferguson, nominated by Eveline Verhulst: "..due to the crisis she has been unable to start her postdoc experiments, and instead of wasting her time, she took it upon herself to help MSc students at the Laboratory of Genetics and the Laboratory of Entomology setting up their thesis project together with the supervisors"