This year, a scholarship at the University of Ottawa has been created in memory of Antoine Morin to highlight his exemplary contributions to both teaching and academia. Antoine was a biology professor for nearly 30 years, and for eight years he served as director of his department. In 2016, he was appointed vice-dean of graduate studies at the Faculty of Science. In this role, he had begun analyzing statistics and trends on graduate student recruitment and retention. Hence, this scholarship is the logical continuation of his unwavering dedication to the wellbeing of students.
Béla Joós earned the award for his tireless service and selfless devotion to strengthening the Canadian physics community. His service in the executive of the Canadian Association of Physicists, and his central role in supporting, transforming, and rejuvenating Physics in Canada as a national physics magazine during more than 30 years on the editorial board and more than a decade as editor, embody the ideals of outstanding service to Canadian physics that the Kirkby medal celebrates. Read the complete article.
The Friedrich-Wilhelm-Bessel prize is awarded to young researchers of the highest level in recognition of the excellence of their research. The Humboldt Foundation awards about 25 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prizes to young scientists who are already recognized as researchers in their field. These young scientists are invited to work on the research projects of their choice in cooperation in Germany for a period of 6 months to a year. Read the article.
A very involved and knowledgeable group of 44 talented minds from all over Ontario and Quebec spent a week at our Summer Math Camp. Organized since 2000, the camp’s goals is to expose high school students to the various fields of study to which they can apply their math skills.
The University of Ottawa has earned three new Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) along with four new Tier 2 CRCs. This federal government support will assist these researchers in their pursuit of innovations in artificial intelligence and in health. The University is also proud to announce the renewal of a CRC in quantum photonics.