Name: Daria Murphy, MA ’ 21
Hometown: Corner Brook, Newfoundland
College: University of Toronto

The most quintessential BGC moment I have had was during a class with Professors Ittai Weinryb and Caspar Meyer. We were learning about charcoal in relation to metallurgy and mining industries. They explained how many trees were necessary to produce enough charcoal to smelt 40kg of copper. Their calculations revealed that 35 trees were necessary, which we subsequently applied to the metal objects that we were discussing in class that day. I had never considered examining metal objects through the lens of raw materials and its impact on the environment. This anecdote is one of many. The BGC and its professors have nurtured my love of objects and encouraged me to push the boundaries when examining the material world.