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Kelly Foyle
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


"For developing outstanding educational resources that are distributed free to physics teachers in 130 countries, for fostering an international peer-to-peer teacher training network, and for delivering inclusive and inspiring educational programs to students around the world."


Dr. Kelly Foyle is an outreach scientist at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, where she develops and delivers cutting-edge science education content for teachers and students around the world. She is deeply involved in the process of producing Perimeter’s educational resources for teachers, which have reached thousands of teachers and students internationally. She is also responsible for creating content for Perimeter’s International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP), a two-week annual program in its third decade of operation, with 900 alumni in 60 countries. Each summer, Kelly takes on the role of primary instructor for ISSYP, working closely with students in interactive hands-on lessons and fostering peer-to-peer networks among the participants. She has given workshops on science and physics in Canada, the United States, and beyond. Kelly has undergraduate and master's degrees from Queen's University in Canada (2005, 2007) and has a doctorate in astrophysics from the University of Heidelberg in Germany (2010). She was a postdoctoral researcher at McMaster University before joining Perimeter in 2014. She loves sharing her passion for physics and astronomy with students, teachers and the public.