The Carleton University community is saddened to learn of the death of Laura Thomas, Senior Administrator in the Department of Biology.

Laura became part of the Carleton community as a student and completed a Master of Arts in Anthropology in 2000.  As an employee, she shared her talents with other departments across campus, and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs before joining the Department of Biology in 2009.

Quickly becoming an integral part of the Department of Biology, she worked tirelessly behind the scenes for the benefit of students, faculty and staff.  Her friendship, knowledge, and commitment brought the whole department closer together.  Laura was a passionate supporter of students, and she expressed a wish before she passed away to establish a fund that would assist biology students.

The Laura Thomas Memorial Fund in Biology is being established to commemorate Laura and honour her desire to support students.