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Two McMaster professors named to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists - Learn More
Two McMaster professors are McMaster’s newest members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, the country’s first national system to recognize multidisciplinary work in emerging intellectual leaders.
Chandrima Chakraborty, a professor of English and cultural studies, is an expert on the 1985 Air India bombings and post-9/11 violence against South Asians. James MacKillop, the Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research, specializes in the causes and treatments of addictions.
Katherine Dunbabin, professor emerita, elected as fellow of the British Academy - Learn More
A professor emerita from McMaster’s department of classics has been elected a fellow of the British Academy.
Katherine Dunbabin, an archeologist who specializes in Roman art, published her first book, The Mosaics of Roman North Africa, in 1978 — a time when there was little research into Roman art in English. She has since published extensively on the intersection of Roman mosaics and Roman social culture.
Tobias Berg named Boris Family Chair in translational blood stem cell research - Learn More
Tobias Berg has been appointed the inaugural Boris Family Chair in Leukemia and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Translational Research for the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. His five-year term started on June 1, 2019.
McMaster engineering community members inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering - Learn More
Nearly a dozen McMaster engineering-affiliated professionals have joined a cohort of 54 highly accomplished engineers who were inducted as Fellows into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) during a ceremony in Québec City on June 21.
Six McMaster professors named University Scholars - Learn More
Six McMaster professors have been named 2019 University Scholars, an award that recognizes the achievements of mid-career researchers.
Recipients have distinguished themselves as international scholars and have demonstrated a commitment to the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge, excellence in education and pedagogy, and to serving local and global communities.
McMaster physicist awarded 2019 Brockhouse Medal - Learn More
Luke is the recipient of the 2019 Brockhouse Medal, awarded by the Canadian Association of Physics to “recognize and encourage outstanding experimental or theoretical contributions to condensed matter and materials physics.”
Luke is an international leader in studying the physical properties of new quantum materials and is being recognized for his ground-breaking experimental studies on new quantum magnets and superconductors with remarkable physical properties.
Two McMaster mathematicians named to the Canadian Mathematical Society’s Inaugural Class of Fellows - Learn More
New Canadian Mathematical Society Fellows Lia Bronsard (left) and Miroslav Lovric (right)
Two McMaster mathematics professors are among the very first Fellows of the Canadian Mathematical Society.
Lia Bronsard and Miroslav Lovric were among 49 Canadians named to the CMS Inaugural Class of Fellows, which recognizes mathematicians who have made “significant contributions to the profession and to the Canadian Mathematical Society,” according to a press release from the CMS.
McMaster researchers recognized at Innovation Showcase - Learn More
Hendrik Poinar (centre) with Karen Mossman (left), acting vice-president, Research, and Gay Yuyitung (right), executive director, MILO / Photo by Ron Scheffler for McMaster University.
November 8, 2018
Three McMaster researchers have been recognized for their work by the office of the vice-president, Research at this year’s Innovation Showcase. Those recognized included Hendrik Poinar, John Valliant, and John Bandler. To read the full story, visit the Daily News.
Journalism, communications educators to recognize Henry Giroux with freedom award - Learn More
January 8, 2019
McMaster’s Henry Giroux, whose public commentaries on education, politics, government, race and culture have appeared in publications and on broadcasts across Canada and internationally, is to receive the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award.
To read the full article, please visit the Daily News.
McMaster alumni named to Order of Canada - Learn More
January 10, 2019
McMaster is well represented in the most recent appointments to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor. Four Mac alumni have been named members of the Order, after being included in Governor General Julie Payette’s new year’s list. To read the full story, please visit the Daily News.
A McMaster PhD candidate in the department of English and Cultural studies – who also happens to be a practising physician, adjunct professor of family medicine, award-winning writer and advocate for dis/ability issues – has won a 2018 Impact Award from the Government of Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. To read the full story, please visit the Daily News.
Nobel laureate Donna Strickland joins a growing list of McMaster graduates and faculty whose work has earned them a Nobel Prize.
October 2, 2018
In 1981, Donna Strickland graduated from McMaster’s Faculty of Engineering with a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics.
From here, she went to the University of Rochester, where her doctoral work on chirped pulse amplification blazed a trail for current-day corrective laser eye surgery and, this week, earned her and her doctoral supervisor, Gérard Mourou, the Nobel Prize in physics. To read the full story, please visit the Daily News.
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