Faculty of Science Awards and Honours

Recent Accolades:

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Alex Adronov

Chemical Institute of Canada, Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award (2018)

Chemistry & Chemical Biology

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Megumi Harada

Krieger-Nelson Prize, Canadian Mathematical Society (2018)

Mathematics & Statistics

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Karen Kidd

Recipharm International Environmental Award (2018)

Biology and Geography & Earth Sciences

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Allison Sekuler

Fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists (2018)

Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour

We celebrate faculty members who have been honoured with recognition for their efforts and achievements following the path laid by some of the founders of the Faculty of Science. The Faculty is the home faculty of Bertram Brockhouse (1918-2003), winner of 1994 Nobel Prize in Physics and a pioneer in inelastic neutron scattering. World-recognized work in this discipline continues on campus today and the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research was named in his honour. Another luminary, Henry George Thode (1910-1997), served as McMaster University’s second President and Vice Chancellor, from 1961 to 1972. As a scientist, Dr. Thode is known for his contributions to the field of nuclear science and geochemistry, including building the first mass spectrometer in Canada. Thode Library is named in his honour.


Distinguished University Professors:

NameStatusDepartmentYear Honoured
Michael Brook Current Faculty Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2017
Bruce Gaulin Current Faculty Physics & Astronomy 2017
Laurel Trainor Current Faculty Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 2017
Walter Craig Current Faculty Mathematics & Statistics 2016
Christine Wilson Current Faculty Physics & Astronomy 2015
Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan Current Faculty Mathematics & Statistics 2014
Daphne Maurer Professor Emerita Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 2010
Christopher Wood Professor Emeritus Biology 2005
John Eyles Professor Emeritus Geography & Earth Sciences 2000
Shepard Siegel Professor Emeritus Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 1999
Henry Schwarcz Professor Emeritus Geography & Earth Sciences 1996
Jules Carbotte Professor Emeritus Physics & Astronomy 1996

University Scholars:

NameDepartmentYear Honoured
Paul McNicholas Mathematics & Statistics 2017
Maikel Rheinstädter Physics & Astronomy 2016
Marie Elliot Biology 2015
Paul Ayers Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2015

Royal Society Achievements:

Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
NameStatusDepartmentYear Honoured
Clifford Burgess Current Faculty Physics & Astronomy 2008
Walter Craig Current Faculty Mathematics & Statistics 2007
Bruce Gaulin Current Faculty Physics & Astronomy 2010
Adam Hitchcock Current Faculty Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2006
Gary Schrobilgen Current Faculty Chemistry & Chemical Biology 1999
Laurel Trainor Current Faculty Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 2015
Christine Wilson Current Faculty Physics & Astronomy 2013
Bernhard Banaschewski Professor Emeritus Mathematics & Statistics 1962
Arthur Bourns Professor Emeritus Chemistry & Chemical Biology 1964
Jules Carbotte Professor Emeritus Physics & Astronomy 1979
Martin Daly Professor Emeritus Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 1998
W. Ross Datars Professor Emeritus Physics & Astronomy 1979
John Davies Professor Emeritus Chemistry & Chemical Biology 1971
Derek Ford Professor Emeritus Geography & Earth Sciences 1988
John Eyles Professor Emeritus Geography & Earth Sciences 2001
Bennett Galef Professor Emeritus Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 2009
Ronald Gillespie Professor Emeritus Chemistry & Chemical Biology 1965
William Harris Professor Emeritus Physics & Astronomy 2004
Ken Kershaw Professor Emeritus Biology 1980
Leslie King Professor Emeritus Geography & Earth Sciences 1988
Daphne Maurer Professor Emeritus Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 2007
Gerard Middleton Professor Emeritus Geography & Earth Sciences 1970
Melvin Preston Professor Emeritus Physics & Astronomy 1961
Henry Schwarcz Professor Emeritus Geography & Earth Sciences 1984
Shepard Siegel Professor Emeritus Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 1991
Ian Spenser Professor Emeritus Chemistry & Chemical Biology 1980
Donald Sprung Professor Emeritus Physics & Astronomy 1980
Thomas Timusk Professor Emeritus Physics & Astronomy 1995
Christopher Wood Professor Emeritus Biology 2003
Royal Society College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
NameStatusDepartmentYear Honoured
Paul McNicholas Current Faculty Mathematics & Statistics 2017
Paul Ayers Current Faculty Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2016
Royal Society of Canada Medal Recipients
NameDepartmentMedalYear Awarded
Paul Ayers Chemistry & Chemical Biology Rutherford Memorial Medal (Chemistry) 2014
Kari Dalnoki-Veress Physics & Astronomy Rutherford Memorial Medal (Physics) 2010
Doug Welch Physics & Astronomy The McNeil Medal 2010
Christopher Wood Biology Miroslaw Romanowski Medal 2007

Canadian Fellowships:

E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships
NameDepartmentYear Awarded
Paul Ayers Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2013
W. Ross Datars Physics & Astronomy 1968
Killam Research Fellowships
NameDepartmentYear Awarded
Christine Wilson Physics & Astronomy 2017
Catherine Kallin Physics & Astronomy 2013
Walter Craig Mathematics & Statistics 2008
Cliff Burgess Physics & Astronomy 2006
Bruce Gaulin Physics & Astronomy 2006
William Harris Physics & Astronomy 2006

National and International Awards:

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Awards
AwardRecipientDepartmentYear Awarded
Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering John Valliant Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2015
Other National Awards
AwardRecipientDepartmentYear Awarded
Chemical Institute of Canada, Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award Alex Adronov Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2018
Krieger-Nelson Prize, Canadian Mathematical Society Megumi Harada Mathematics & Statistics 2018
Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Stuart Phillips Kinesiology 2017
Chemical Institute of Canada, Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award Harold Stover Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2016
CASCA Executive Award for Outstanding Service, Canadian Astronomy Society Ralph Pudritz Physics & Astronomy 2016
GOLD Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Field of Medical Physics, Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) Michael S. Patterson Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences 2015
Donald O. Hebb Distinguished Contribution Award, Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour & Cognitive Science Daphne Maurer Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 2015
Krieger-Nelson Prize, Canadian Mathematical Society Gail Wolkowicz Mathematics & Statistics 2014
The Steacie Prize Paul Ayers Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2013
Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal for Outstanding Service to Canadian Physics, CAP-COMP David Chettle Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences 2013
Krieger-Nelson Prize, Canadian Mathematical Society Lia Bronsard Mathematics & Statistics 2010
Donald O. Hebb Distinguished Contribution Award, Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour & Cognitive Science Shepard Siegel Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 2006
International Distinctions
AwardRecipientDepartmentYear Awarded/Appointed
American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows Walter Craig Mathematics & Statistics 2008
American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows Henry Schwarcz SGES 2013
American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows Rama Singh Biology 2005
Fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists Allison Sekuler Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 2018
Recipharm International Environmental Award Karen Kidd Biology and Geography & Earth Sciences 2018
Cozzarelli Prize, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science Ralph Pudritz and Ben K.D. Pearce Physics & Astronomy 2017
Frederic Stanley Kipping Award In Silicon Chemistry, American Chemical Society Mike Brook Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2016
Inter-American Photochemical Society Award in Photochemistry William J. Leigh Chemistry & Chemical Biology 2010
Nature Lifetime Achievement award for Mentoring in Science Christopher Wood Biology 2010
       
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