Professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar was awarded the John Polanyi Award, and was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. This past September, she was selected to receive the Bancroft Medal from the Royal Society of Canada. All these are a recognition for work that contributes enormously to public understanding and appreciation of the earth sciences.
Professor Elizabeth Edwards received the Killam Award.
Professor Jason Gerhard received the Faculty Scholar Award from Western.
Professor Sleep and collaborators have recently been awarded $1.65 million dollars from NSERC to support student training and research in the area of environmental remediation.
Professor Brent Sleep of the Department of Civil Engineering will oversee the establishment of the Remediation Education Network (RENEW) with the funds, which come from NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program.
The NSERC funding will support 42 master’s students, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows over six years. Students will attend U of T, Western University, Queen’s University, adn University of Waterloo. The first cohort will be admitted for the 2014–2015 school year and will study with Sleep or with co-investigators Professors Elizabeth Edwards and Edgar Acosta of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry and Professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar of Earth Sciences. At Queen’s, they will study with Professors Kevin Mumford and Kent Novakowski, at Western, with Jason Gerhard, Jose Herrera, Denis O’Carroll, and Clare Robinson, and at Waterloo with Neil Thomson.