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This Thursday, June 26, Chemistry professor Paul Ayers will receive the Steacie Prize at a ceremony at McMaster. The Steacie Prize is widely recognized as Canada's most prestigious award for scientists and engineers under the age of 40. Ayers will also give a public lecture, "Uncovering the Inner Lives of Electrons", beginning at 11 am in ABB 102. All are invited to attend. Ayer's work in theoretical chemistry has been widely recognized, earning him two medals from prominent world associations and a Steacie Fellowship. He is the third McMaster researcher to receive the Steacie Prize, and the first since 1975.
This summer Ben Diplock, a 2014 Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour graduate, will spend the summer working with Donald Mabbott at the Hospital for Sick Children, exploring whether physical exercise helps strengthen connections in the brains of those who have had brain tumours removed. Ben strongly suspects the answer is yes. He credits exercise as helping him to recover from life-saving surgery to remove a benign brain tumour conducted at the Hospital for Sick Children over 15 years ago.