First, I would like to congratulate all of our Spring 2015 graduates, and welcome them to our alumni family, including:
- Honorary degree recipient Mark Lievonen, President of Sanofi Pasteur, who spoke at Science convocation
- Emil Noordeh (Physics & Astronomy), who received the Faculty of Science gold medal
- Houman Tahmasebi (Biology), who received the Faculty of Science silver medal
Congratulations to our Ontario Research Fund (ORF) grant recipients: Jennifer Chen (Chemistry), Scott Menary (Physics & Astronomy), Seyed Moghadas (Mathematics & Statistics) and Jianhong Wu (Mathematics & Statistics).
The Faculty of Science promotional video won a silver Circle of Excellence award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). It was among 117 entries in the highly competitive General Institution – Short Video category. Congratulations to Suzana Pinto.
Congratulations to physics and astronomy graduate student Evan Eshelman, who works with Mike Daly (ESSE, Lassonde), on being awarded an Outstanding Student Paper Award by the American Geophysical Union.
Roberto Quinlan (Biology), in partnership with EarthWatch Institute, hosted HSBC employees for citizen science training sessions on freshwater.
The International Astronomical Union has named asteroid 2003 YL177 as (423097) Richardjarrell, in honor of the late Richard Jarrell (Science & Technology Studies) for his contributions to the history of Canadian astronomy.
Paul Delaney (Physics & Astronomy) spoke about “Time & Space: The Challenge of Tomorrow” at the TEDxSt.MaryCSSchool event.
The New Journal of Chemistry Symposium organized by Gino Lavoie (Chemistry) drew over 115 attended participants. It was the first time the symposium was held in North America.
In the Media
Recent work by postdoctoral Fellow Diana Knipl, who works in Seyed Moghadas’ (Mathematics and Statistics) group, on the effects of individual movement on infectious disease spread was featured in Scientific Computing.
Paul Delaney (Physics & Astronomy) appeared on CTV Canada AM, CHML Hamilton, Sirius XM, and CFRB 1010 to comment on a number of stories, including NASA LDSD vehicle, aurora alert, exoplanet found by 15 year old, Philae comet lander, leap second, and ground water measurements from GRACE satellites.
Dean Ray Jayawardhana was interviewed on CBC Metro Morning about a distant, luminous galaxy that may harbor some of the earliest stars in the universe.