Many Faculty of Science staff members received recognition and thanks from the University Committee for their outstanding service in 2015. Winners of this year’s President’s Awards for Outstanding Service include Marvin Gunderman, Biology (Lifetime Achievement); Karen Newmann, Chemistry & Chemical Biology (Individual Award); the GMP Testing Activity Team, Chemistry & Chemical Biology (Team Award) and the McMaster Academic Planner (MAP) Launch Team (Team Award). The President's Awards for Outstanding Service provide annual recognition for employees or groups of employees who have made an outstanding contribution to the mission of McMaster University beyond that normally expected for their position. Congratulations and thank you to all of the winners and nominees!
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Pavlos Kanaroglou, Professor Emeritus of School of Geography & Earth Sciences. A former Canada Research Chair in Spatial Analysis, Tier 1 (2002-2015) and past chair of the School, Pavlos was an expert in transportation and predicting human behaviour. He was the founder and Director of the McMaster Institute of Transportation and Logistics. Pavlos brought industry, government and academia together to address questions concerning topics ranging from childcare and health care to housing and transportation. He will be greatly missed by his family, colleagues and former students. An online book of condolence can be found here and a Hamilton Spectator article on his contribution to Hamilton can be found here.
The Faculty welcomes Acting Dean, Bruce Milliken, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour. Dr. Milliken begins his term as of May 1, 2016. Former Dean Robert L. Baker will be assuming the role of McMaster’s Vice President, Research as of July 1, 2016. A search for new Dean is being directed by the Office of the Provost; more information can found on the Provost’s website.
Science’s Jasmine Choi, a third-year Biology student, placed second in the national NSERC Science, Action! video contest. Her 60-second video highlights research being conducted on how exposure to wastewater outflow affects the behaviour and physiology of invasive round goby and native bluegill sunfish in Cootes Paradise. McMaster also had three other entries place as runners up. All winning videos can be viewed on the NSERC site. Congratulations!