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David Chettle honoured for raising profile of physics

David Chettle, Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences, will receive the Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal for Outstanding Service to Canadian Physics at the Canadian Association of Physicists annual meeting on May 30. He is being recognized by the Canadian Association of Physicists and Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists for his great service to the Canadian physics community. Specifically they cite his work in mentoring a generation of medical, health and radiation physics students and having made physics an attractive career option for many. Congratulations David, and thank you for your tremendous work.

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World’s oldest water captures the imagination

2013-05-slater-waterGreg Slater, Geography & Earth Sciences, is part of a team of Canadian and UK researchers that has collected and analyzed some of the world’s oldest water, some estimated to be as old as 2.6 billion years old. The water, collected from a Timmins, Ontario mine nearly 2.4 km below ground, has implications about where life on Earth, and Mars, may exist. The study, published in the journal Nature, has caught the attention of media from across Canada.

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Exploring thin films, surfaces and interfaces nets Brockhouse medal

Kari Dalnoki-Veress, Physics & Astronomy, will share the Brockhouse Medal for his contributions to physics in Canada, an honour he shares with his frequent collaborator, James Forrest, University of Waterloo. Recognizing their contributions to the understanding of physics of macromolecules in thin films, and soft matter physics, they will receive the Brockhouse Medal on May 30 at the Canadian Association of Physicists Congress.

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New Dean of the Faculty of Science appointed

The Senate and Board of Governors of the University have approved the appointment of Robert Baker as the new dean of science. A noted researcher, educator and administrative leader, Dr. Baker joins McMaster from the University of Toronto. His five-year appointment begins July 1.

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Biointerfaces Institute opens

McMaster’s Biointerfaces Institute is officially open for research and discovery. The 10,000 square foot facility will see researchers and industry partners exploring surfaces to create the next generation of medical devices and diagnostic kits, maybe even hospital doorknobs that can repel bacteria. The $22-million project was funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation, with support from industry partners and McMaster University.

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Paul Ayers, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, wins an NSERC E. W. R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship

The Faculty of Science congratulates Paul Ayers, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, on winning an NSERC E. W. R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship. These Fellowships are awarded to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising university faculty who are earning a strong international reputation for original research. Paul received his award from the Governor-General at a ceremony in Ottawa.

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Burke Science Building (BSB), Room 102
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

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McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Office of the Dean of Science
McMaster University
Burke Science Building (BSB), Room 102
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Business Hours:
8:30AM - 12:00PM + 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.22616
Fax:
(905) 546-9995
Student Inquiries:
science@mcmaster.ca