The Faculty of Science congratulates Christine Wilson, Physics & Astronomy, on being elected to the Royal Society of Canada. Christine is a world expert on the structure and evolution of star formation within galaxies. Election to the academies of the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences in Canada.
Three Saugeen Ojibway Nation high school students, Kyle Robson, Christian Mackenzie and Gubby MacDonald, had the chance to experience hands-on environmental science this summer as they collected water samples and examined aquatic wildlife along a portion of Sucker Creek on the Bruce Peninsula. Participating in the URBAN First Nations, a new research and community partnership between the University and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, the students then came to McMaster to analyze the samples and present their water quality results.
Congratulations to Walter Craig, Mathematics & Statistics, on his appointment as the new Director of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences. The Fields Institute, based in Toronto, is an international centre for research and training in all areas of the mathematical sciences and their applications. Walter’s term as director began July 1, and will last for the next three years. Matheus Grasselli, Mathematics & Statistics, currently serves as deputy director at the Fields.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Brian McCarry, Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology. In addition to being a leading researcher and teacher, Brian was a positive and caring colleague who inspired all who worked with him. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and many former students. More information about Brian can be found on the Daily News and The Hamilton Spectator.