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Dr. Louise O.V. Edwards started as an Assistant Professor of Physics at Mount Allison University in 2011. Prior to that she was a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology's Infrared Processing and Analysis Center and at Trent University. She received her PhD in Physics from Laval University in Quebec, Canada in 2007.

Optical spectroscopy and photometric data from X-ray, Optical, Infrared and Radio wavelengths allow Dr. Edwards to study the formation and evolution of galaxies in pairs, groups and rich clusters. Her recent findings of a rare bent double-lobe radio galaxy in a filament connecting two clusters is the subject of a NASA web feature.

Louise is passionate about Astronomy education and outreach. She has taught Astronomy, Math, and Physics courses at Saint Mary's University, The University of Victoria, and the University of Southern California. She routinely presents her own public lectures to groups of children and young adults in schools, colleges and community centres. She sits on the Canadian Astronomical Society's Education and Public Outreach board and has lobbied the Federal government for continued Astronomy funding. She organizes Starry Sackville and the department seminars.

Louise has also held positions in Medical Physics, Climate Modelling and at the Xerox Research Centre, where she received a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada award for student research in industry. In 2002, she was pictured on a Canadian stamp.