Sedimentary and Petroleum Symposium at McMaster
Recently a day-long symposium for sedimentary and petroleum geoscientists from across Canada was hosted at McMaster. Susan Cunningham, a top executive at Noble Energy and a McMaster alumna, kicked off the event. The symposium also formally introduced Dr. Janok Bhattacharya, the inaugural holder of the Susan Cunningham Chair in Geology to McMaster; he is a McMaster alumnus and renowned researcher, originally based at the University of Houston. In 2010, Cunningham committed to $1-million personal gift to establish the chair in the Faculty of Science.
Electric Cars of the Future
Pavlos Kanaroglou, Geography & Earth Sciences and Canada Research Chair in Spatial Analysis, recently received $1.8 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to explore the social costs and benefits of electric mobility in Canada. The $2.4 million project, with partners including Ford Motor Company of Canada, Burlington Hydro Inc., Electric Mobility Canada, the Canadian Automotive Association and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, will help manufacturers better design and market electric vehicles that respond to the needs and wants of consumers.