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Congratulations to Paul Ayers, new member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Paul Ayers, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. One of three McMaster researchers honoured this year, he is the Faculty’s first member of the College. College members are researchers who have demonstrated a high level of achievement at an early stage in their career. Ayers’ work develops new methods for understanding chemical phenomena, with implications for a wide variety of industries including drug design, nuclear waste processing and more.

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McMaster researchers part of new major national water research initiative

Funded by Canada First Research Excellence Fund and other partners, the $143-million Global Water Futures project will see senior McMaster researchers collaborating with their peers from the University of Saskatchewan (lead institution), University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University to transform how we study, manage and steward water. Focusing on the future of Canadian and global water resources, the project will draw on McMaster expertise in the areas of hydrology, climate change, the Great Lakes, flood forecasting, groundwater pollution, environmental contamination and public policy. Research teams from Geography & Earth Sciences and Biology, and the Faculties of Engineering and Social Sciences will be expanding our understanding in areas including climate change, natural disasters and water security.

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Welcome to Science’s latest Schulich Scholarship winners

Oakville’s Emma Mogus and Toronto’s Behrad Dehnadi are starting their first year at McMaster as the Faculty of Science’s 2016 Schulich Leaders. The Schulich Leader Scholarships program supports high-performing students at leading Canadian universities, including McMaster.

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NSERC announces 2016 Discovery research programs results

Congratulations to Science’s researchers, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who received research funding from multiple programs of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science made the official announcement on campus and stressed the importance of discovery research. Science researchers are among 100 McMaster researchers who benefited from over $15.7 million granted to the University. Among the awards announced, faculty members Sigal Balshine, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour; Soo Hyun Byun, Physics & Astronomy; Ian Dworkin, Biology; and Gail Wolkowicz, Mathematics & Statistics received Discovery Accelerator Supplements to further fuel their research programs.

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