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Faculty of Science Awards and Honours

Recent Accolades

Michael Brook, Chemistry & Chemical Biology Distinguished University Professor (2017)
Bruce Gaulin, Physics & Astronomy Distinguished University Professor (2017)
Laurel Trainor, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour Distinguished University Professor (2017)
Paul McNicholas, Mathematics & Statistics University Scholar (2017)

We are pleased to recognize faculty members who have been honoured with recognition for their efforts and achievements. The Faculty of 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.

Distinguished University Professors

NameStatusDepartmentYear Honoured
Michael Brook Current Faculty Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2017
Bruce Gaulin Current Faculty Physics & Astronomy 2017
Laurel Trainor Current Faculty Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 2017
Walter Craig Current Faculty Mathematics & Statistics 2016
Christine Wilson Current Faculty Physics & Astronomy 2015
Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan Current Faculty Mathematics & Statistics 2014
Daphne Maurer Professors Emeriti Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 2010
Christopher Wood Professors Emeriti Biology 2005
John Eyles Professors Emeriti Geography & Earth Sciences 2000
Shepard Siegel Professors Emeriti Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 1999
Henry Schwarcz Professors Emeriti Geography & Earth Sciences 1996
Jules Carbotte Professors Emeriti Physics & Astronomy 1996

University Scholars

NameDepartmentYear Honoured
Paul McNicholas Mathematics & Statistics 2017
Maikel Rheinstadher Physics & Astronomy 2016
Marie Elliot Biology 2015
Paul Ayers Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2015

Royal Society Achievements

Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
NameStatusDepartmentYear Honoured
Clifford Burgess Current Faculty Physics & Astronomy 2008
Walter Craig Current Faculty Mathematics & Statistics 2007
Bruce Gaulin Current Faculty Physics & Astronomy 2010
Adam Hitchcock Current Faculty Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2006
Gary Schrobilgen Current Faculty Chemistry & Chemical Biology 1999
Laurel Trainor Current Faculty Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 2015
Christine Wilson Current Faculty Physics & Astronomy 2013
Bernhard Banaschewski Professors Emeriti Mathematics & Statistics 1962
Arthur Bourns Professors Emeriti Chemistry & Chemical Biology 1964
Jules Carbotte Professors Emeriti Physics & Astronomy 1979
Martin Daly Professors Emeriti Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 1998
W. Ross Datars Professors Emeriti Physics & Astronomy 1979
John Davies Professors Emeriti Chemistry & Chemical Biology 1971
Derek Ford Professors Emeriti Geography & Earth Sciences 1988
John Eyles Professors Emeriti Geography & Earth Sciences 2001
Bennett Galef Professors Emeriti Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 2009
Ronald Gillespie Professors Emeriti Chemistry & Chemical Biology 1965
William Harris Professors Emeriti Physics & Astronomy 2004
Ken Kershaw Professors Emeriti Biology 1980
Leslie King Professors Emeriti Geography & Earth Sciences 1988
Daphne Maurer Professors Emeriti Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 2007
Gerard Middleton Professors Emeriti Geography & Earth Sciences 1970
Melvin Preston Professors Emeriti Physics & Astronomy 1961
Henry Schwarcz Professors Emeriti Geography & Earth Sciences 1984
Shepard Siegel Professors Emeriti Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 1991
Ian Spenser Professors Emeriti Chemistry & Chemical Biology 1980
Donald Sprung Professors Emeriti Physics & Astronomy 1980
Thomas Timusk Professors Emeriti Physics & Astronomy 1995
Christopher Wood Professors Emeriti Biology 2003
Royal Society College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
NameStatusDepartmentYear Honoured
Paul Ayers Current Faculty Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2016
Royal Society of Canada Medal Recipients
NameDepartmentMedalYear 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

Canadian Fellowships

E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships
NameDepartmentYear Awarded
Paul Ayers Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2013
W. Ross Datars Physics & Astronomy 1968
Killam Research Fellowships
NameDepartmentYear Awarded
Christine Wilson Physics & Astronomy 2017
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

National and International Awards

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Awards
AwardRecipientDepartmentYear Awarded
Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering John Valliant Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2015
Other National Awards
AwardRecipientDepartmentYear Awarded
Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award Harold Stover Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2016
CASCA Executive Award for Outstanding Service, Canadian Association Ralph Pudritz Physics & Astronomy 2016
GOLD Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Field of Medical Physics, Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) Michael S. Patterson Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences 2015
Donald O. Hebb Distinguished Contribution Award, Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour & Cognitive Science Daphne Maurer Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 2015
Krieger-Nelson Prize, Canadian Mathematical Society Gail Wolkowicz Mathematics & Statistics 2014
The Steacie Prize Paul Ayers Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2013
Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal for Outstanding Service to Canadian Physics, CAP-COMP David Chettle Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences 2013
Krieger-Nelson Prize, Canadian Mathematical Society Lia Bronsard Mathematics & Statistics 2010
Donald O. Hebb Distinguished Contribution Award, Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour & Cognitive Science Shepard Siegel Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 2006
International Distinctions
AwardRecipientDepartmentYear Awarded/Appointed
American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows Walter Craig Mathematics & Statistics 2008
American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows Henry Schwarcz SGES 2013
American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows Rama Singh Biology 2005
Frederic Stanley Kipping Award In Silicon Chemistry, American Chemical Society Mike Brook Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2016
Nature Lifetime Achievement award for Mentoring in Science Christopher Wood Biology 2010

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

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