February 22, 2012
Name: Margot Thompson Age: 25 Hometown: Chesley, Ontario Intern Department: Communications and Public Relations
If you could be any item in your fridge, what would you be and why?
Wild blueberry jam, because it reminds me of the summertime, and jammin. Like the musical kind of jamming, not making jam.
When and where were you most happy?
I don’t have a good long term memory so I’ll have to use a recent example. The other day I was drinking some coffee after I slept over at my friends and we were just shooting the “you know what” and we looked around and we were like isn’t this the best? Just waking up, hanging with your besties, drinking delicious coffee, and chatting about boys and stuff. Isn’t it great to have friends? I have 400 on Facebook.
If you could be mentored by anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
My sister, Gabie. She got all the organizational and hard-working genes.
What is your biggest obsession? Be honest…
My dog, Winnie. I love her more than anyone. She’s a black lab, but she might be part Doberman pinscher too. I’m not sure… She’s got a Dobey look about her and she’s definitely not pure bred. She’s a very good looking dog. She licks the floor all the time though. It’s so weird.
What is your motto? (Stay classy, San Diego? Keep fit and have fun?)
Don’t stop, never give up, hold your head high, and reach the top. (Courtesy of S Club 7 – sorry, I grew up in the 90s)
When my parents were growing up if you googled (which you couldn’t do then, but bear with me for a moment) HIV, all that would have come up would have been, Did you mean beehives? AIDS is a thoroughly modern disease. It has become a global disease in part because of modern methods of transportation and the increased rate of globalization. However, the research to find ways of controlling and eventually stopping the disease, is also inherently modern. Research is vital in the search for a cure, in developing better methods of controlling HIV infection rates, and in working to find ways of improving the life quality of those living with HIV and AIDS. I feel lucky and excited to be involved with an organization like CANFAR, which works to fund Canadian researchers who are making important innovations in these areas.