The Capital Educators’ Awards recognize the achievements of outstanding educators and celebrates public education in our community – across the entire spectrum from kindergarten to PhD. Award recipients are announced at a gala dinner and ceremony each spring, aptly called EduGala.
Finalists are selected by the participating institutions. A community panel of judges then selects the award recipients. All finalists are invited to attend EduGala, and the Award recipients are announced that evening.
Chemistry professor Michael Organ was awarded the prestigious Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) John C. Polanyi Award, for discoveries that are changing chemical manufacturing processes. Read the complete article.
Gwen Bailey, a former doctoral student in the department, won the Alice Wilson Award from the Royal Society of Canada for her outstanding achievements in advancing knowledge and understanding of the past and present.
A team of researchers led by Professor Roberto Chica has devised a way to bypass a long-standing biotechnological limit by engineering "flexible" proteins that can modify their structure to perform a desired function. Read the complete article.
Professor Roberto A. Chica receives a NSERC grant for his Advanced Protein Engineering Training, Internships, Courses and Exhibition (APRENTICE) program, which aims to provide students with comprehensive training in all aspects of modern protein engineering research. Read the complete article.
In recognition of their outstanding contributions to teaching and their exceptional research achievements, Faculty of Science professors Jeremy Kerr and Muralee Murugesu have both had their University Research Chair (URC) renewed for a five-year term. Read the complete article.