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2017 Issue 3: Science on a small scale

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A year of honours

A year of honours

In the last few months, Queen's researchers have received prestigious research awards from Queen's, Canada, and around the world.

  • American Physical Society – Fellow:
    Andrew Pollard (Mechanical and Materials Engineering)

  • Canadian Academy of Health Sciences – Fellow:
    Chris Simpson (Medicine)

  • Canadian Association of Computer Science – Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Prize:
    Ahmed Hassan (School of Computing)

  • College of Family Physicians of Canada – Top 20 Pioneers of Family Medicine Research:
    Richard Birtwhistle (Family Medicine) and Walter Rosser (Family Medicine)

  • Financial Management Institute of Canada – Alan G. Ross Award for Writing Excellence:
    Andrew Graham (School of Policy Studies)

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – Fellow:
    Randy Ellis (School of Computing)

  • International Ecology Institute – ECI Prize:
    John Smol (Biology)

  • Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation:
    Alice Aiken (School of Rehabilitation Therapy)

  • Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety – Individual Champion:
    Karen Hall Barber (Family Medicine)

  • Ontario Arts Council – Aboriginal Arts Award:
    Daniel David Moses (School of Drama and Music)

  • Order of Canada – Member:
    Ruth Wilson (Family Medicine)

  • Queen’s National Scholar:

    • QNS in Bioinformatics: Qingling Duan (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences; School of Computing) 

    • QNS in Creative Industries in the Global City: Keren Zaiontz (Film and Media)

  • Queen’s University Prizes for Excellence in Research:

    • Jacalyn Duffin (History of Medicine)

    • Myra Hird (School of Environmental Studies)

    • Guojun Liu (Chemistry)

    • Mark Diederichs (Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering)

    • Anne Croy (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences)

  • Royal Canadian Geographical Society – Massey Medal:
    Brian Osborne (Geography and Planning)

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – Insight Award:
    David Lyon (Sociology)

  • Society for Music Perception and Cognition – Lifetime Achievement Award:
    Lola Cuddy (Psychology)

The royal round-up

[Royal society winners]
New fellows of the Royal Society of Canada are (l–r): Keith Poole (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences), Elizabeth Eisenhauer (Oncology), Marjan Mozetich (School of Drama and Music), Suning Wang (Chemistry) and Ugo Piomelli (Mechanical and Materials Engineering.)  (Photo by Greg Black)
  • R. Kerry Rowe (Civil Engineering) won the RSC’s Miroslaw Romanowski Medal and John Smol (Biology) its McNeil Medal.
  • Alice Aiken (School of Rehabilitation Therapy) was named to the RSC’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Law honours

Alumnus Owen Rees and Professor Grégoire Webber of Queen’s Faculty of Law have each received one of Canada’s most prestigious civilian honours, the Meritorious Service Medal.

Mr. Rees, Law’35, a partner at Toronto boutique litigation firm Stockwoods, and Dr. Webber, the Canada Research Chair in Public Law and Philosophy of Law, are the co-founders of the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute, which assists counsel appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada. Read more on the Queen’s Law website.

[cover graphic of Queen's Alumni Review, issue 1-2016]