Paul Ayers receives the Rutherford Medal
Paul Ayers, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, has been awarded the Rutherford Memorial Medal by the Royal Society of Canada. The award, named for Lord Rutherford of Nelson, a great scientist and a leader in nuclear research, is given for outstanding research in chemistry or physics.
Partnership grant will improve the lives of people living with a disability
Kathleen Martin Ginis, Kinesiology, has received over $2.6 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a seven-year project to enhance the lives of Canadians living with a physical disability. Working with Steven Bray, Kinesiology, Catherine Connelly, DeGroote School of Business, and more than 50 partners – community-based disability-related service groups, government organizations at every level, non-profits and national charities, and university researchers – Martin Ginis will lead a team focused on developing and implementing evidence-based tools and services to assist Canadians with disabilities to achieve full participation in employment, sports and leisure and other areas. With nearly three million Canadians living with physical disabilities, this project has the potential to improve Canadian society profoundly.