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Science Convocation Spring 2013

Congratulations to the Class of 2013! With over 1,000 degrees earned, a huge amount of hard work and dedication are being celebrated. The Faculty of Science also recognizes the first graduating class of 27 students from the Integrated Science Program or iSc. Best of luck for the future to all our graduates.


Early Career Award for David Feinberg

The Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science awarded David Feinberg, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, its Early Career Award. David’s lab at McMaster studies topics related to the perception of voices and faces. He is best known for his work on vocal attractiveness, and studies voice and face perception from evolutionary, cognitive, and social perspectives; integrating methods from acoustical phonetics, psychophysics, face and processing, and behavioural ecology.



David Chettle honoured for raising profile of physics

David Chettle, Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences, will receive the Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal for Outstanding Service to Canadian Physics at the Canadian Association of Physicists annual meeting on May 30. He is being recognized by the Canadian Association of Physicists and Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists for his great service to the Canadian physics community. Specifically they cite his work in mentoring a generation of medical, health and radiation physics students and having made physics an attractive career option for many. Congratulations David, and thank you for your tremendous work.



World’s oldest water captures the imagination

Greg Slater, Geography & Earth Sciences, is part of a team of Canadian and UK researchers that has collected and analyzed some of the world’s oldest water, some estimated to be as old as 2.6 billion years old. The water, collected from a Timmins, Ontario mine nearly 2.4 km below ground, has implications about where life on Earth, and Mars, may exist. The study, published in the journal Nature, has caught the attention of media from across Canada.



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