Faculty of Science Awards and Honours

Faculty of Science Awards and Honours

The Faculty of Science strives for excellence and builds on the work of those who helped establish this proud tradition. We are pleased to recognize faculty members who have been honoured with recognition for their efforts and achievements. Science is the home faculty of Bertram Brockhouse (1918-2003), winner of 1994 Nobel Prize in Physics and a pioneer in inelastic neutron scattering. World-recognized work in this discipline continues on campus today and the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research was named in his honour. Another luminary, Henry George Thode (1910-1997), served as McMaster University’s second President and Vice Chancellor, from 1961 to 1972. As a scientist, Dr. Thode is known for his contributions to the field of nuclear science and geochemistry, including building the first mass spectrometer in Canada. Thode Library was named in his honour.

See more of our outstanding award winners below.

 

McMaster Distinctions

National and International Distinctions

Teaching Awards (coming soon)

 

Faculty of Science Research Chairs including Canada Research Chairs

 


Distinguished University Professors

Current (year honoured)

Walter Craig, Mathematics & Statistics (2016)

Christine Wilson, Physics & Astronomy (2015)

Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan, Mathematics & Statistics (2014)



Professors Emeriti (year honoured)

Daphne Maurer, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (2010)

Christopher Wood, Biology (2005)

John Eyles, Geography & Earth Sciences (2000)

Shepard Siegel, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (1999)

Henry Schwarcz, Geography & Earth Sciences (1996)

Jules Carbotte, Physics & Astronomy (1996)


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University Scholars (year honoured)

Marie Elliot, Biology (2015)

Paul Ayers, Chemistry & Chemical Biology (2015)

Maikel Rheinstadher, Physics &amp Astronomy (2016)



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Royal Society of Canada Achievements
 

Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (year appointed)

Clifford Burgess, Physics & Astronomy (2008)

Walter Craig, Mathematics & Statistics (2007)

Bruce Gaulin, Physics & Astronomy (2010)

Adam Hitchcock, Chemistry & Chemical Biology (2006)

Gary Schrobilgen, Chemistry & Chemical Biology (1999)

Laurel Trainor, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (2015)

Christine Wilson, Physics & Astronomy (2013)

 

Professors Emeriti (year appointed)

Bernhard Banaschewski, Mathematics & Statistics (1962)

Arthur Bourns, Chemistry & Chemical Biology (1964)

Jules Carbotte, Physics & Astronomy (1979)

Martin Daly, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (1998)

W. Ross Datars, Physics & Astronomy (1979)

John Davies, Chemistry & Chemical Biology (1971)

Derek Ford, Geography & Earth Sciences (1988)

John Eyles, Geography & Earth Sciences (2001)

Bennett Galef, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (2009)

Ronald Gillespie, Chemistry & Chemical Biology (1965)

William Harris, Physics & Astronomy (2004)

Ken Kershaw, Biology (1980)

Leslie King, Geography & Earth Sciences (1988)

Daphne Maurer, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (2007)

Gerard Middleton, Geography & Earth Sciences (1970)

Melvin Preston, Physics & Astronomy (1961)

Henry Schwarcz, Geography & Earth Sciences (1984)

Shepard Siegel, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (1991)

Ian Spenser, Chemistry & Chemical Biology (1980)

Donald Sprung, Physics & Astronomy (1980)

Thomas Timusk, Physics & Astronomy (1995)

Christopher Wood, Biology (2003)

 

Royal Society College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Paul Ayers, Chemistry & Chemical Biology (2016)


Royal Society of Canada Medal Recipients (year awarded)

Paul Ayers, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Rutherford Memorial Medal (Chemistry) (2014)

Kari Dalnoki-Veress, Physics & Astronomy, Rutherford Memorial Medal (Physics) (2010)

Doug Welch, Physics & Astronomy, The McNeil Medal (2010)

Christopher Wood, Biology, Miroslaw Romanowski Medal (2007)

 

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Canadian Fellowships

 

E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships

Paul Ayers, Chemistry & Chemical Biology (2013)

W. Ross Datars, Physics & Astronomy (1968)

 

 

Killiam Research Fellowships

Catherine Kallin, Physics & Astronomy (2013)

Walter Craig, Mathematics & Statistics (2008)

Cliff Burgess, Physics & Astronomy (2006)

Bruce Gaulin, Physics & Astronomy (2006)

William Harris, Physics & Astronomy (2006)

 

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National and International Awards


Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Awards

Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering (2015)

John Valliant, Chemistry & Chemical Biology

 

 

Other National Awards

Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award (2017)

Michael Brook, Chemistry & Chemical Biology

 

Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award (2016)

Harold Stover, Chemistry & Chemical Biology

 

CASCA Executive Award for Outstanding Service, Canadian Association (2016)

Ralph Pudritz, Physics & Astronomy

 

GOLD Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Field of Medical Physics, Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) (2015)

Michael S. Patterson, Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences

 

Donald O. Hebb Distinguished Contribution Award, Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour & Cognitive Science (2015)

Daphne Maurer, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour

 

Krieger-Nelson Prize, Canadian Mathematical Society (2014)

Gail Wolkowicz, Mathematics & Statistics

 

The Steacie Prize (2013)

Paul Ayers, Chemistry & Chemical Biology
See Paul's lecture on "Uncovering the Inner Lives of Electrons", given at the awards ceremony here.

 

Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal for Outstanding Service to Canadian Physics, CAP-COMP (2013)

David Chettle, Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences

 

Krieger-Nelson Prize, Canadian Mathematical Society (2010)

Lia Bronsard, Mathematics & Statistics

 

Donald O. Hebb Distinguished Contribution Award, Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour & Cognitive Science (2006)

Shepard Siegel, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 

 

International Distinctions

American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows

(year appointed)

Walter Craig, Mathematics & Statistics (2008)

Henry Schwarcz, Geography & Earth Sciences (2013)

Rama Singh, Biology (2005)

 

Outstanding Referees for 2017, American Physical Society

Bruce Gaulin, Physics & Astronomy

 

Frederic Stanley Kipping Award In Silicon Chemistry, American Chemical Society (2016)

Michael Brook, Chemistry & Chemical Biology

 

Nature Lifetime Achievement award for Mentoring in Science (2010)

Christopher Wood, Biology

 

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