LIVELab Now Open for Research

After a successful launch and open house in September, McMaster's new LIVELab (Large Interactive Virtual Environment), located in the Psychology Building, is ready for research. This innovative new facility has unique capabilities in virtual acoustics, EEG and motion capture allowing for research in areas from musical collaboration and creativity to dance to the development of better hearing aids and more. You can learn more about the LIVElab in The Globe and Mail and The Hamilton Spectator.

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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.

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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.

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Paul Ayers presented Steacie Prize

Chemistry professor Paul Ayers formally received his Steacie Prize at a ceremony at McMaster in June 2014. The Steacie Prize is widely recognized as Canada's most prestigious award for scientists and engineers under the age of 40. Ayers is the third McMaster researcher to receive the Steacie Prize, and the first since 1975. His work in theoretical chemistry has also earned him two medals from prominent world associations and a Steacie Fellowship. You can watch Ayers' lecture, "Uncovering the Inner Lives of Electrons", delivered at the awards ceremony.

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