THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CANADA



THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CANADA

May 16, 2005 10:01 ET

The Royal Society of Canada Salutes Excellence in Humanities and Sciences: Award Winners, 2005

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 16, 2005) - (The Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of the Sciences and Humanities, is presenting medals and awards to twelve Canadians for extraordinary achievement in the social sciences, humanities, and pure and applied sciences. These awards come as a culmination of a lengthy nomination and selection process and are a tribute to the outstanding contributions being made by Canadians in all areas of research and scholarship.

All medals and awards are funded and/or administered by the Royal Society of Canada and are illustrations of the Society's longstanding commitment to recognizing excellence in research. In recognition of major contributions to Engineering of Applied Science, with preference given to those having an impact on communications, in particular the development of the Internet, the Thomas W. Eadie Medal is awarded thanks to the generous financial support of Bell Canada. Associated Medical Services, Inc. (AMS) generously sponsors the Jason A. Hannah Medal, which recognizes an important Canadian publication in the history of medicine. The McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science was established through the generosity of McNeil Consumer Healthcare to highlight the important role that science plays within our society and to encourage the communication of science to students and the public.

The awards will be presented at the Society's Awards Banquet on the evening of Sunday, November 27, 2005, following the Induction Ceremony of newly elected Fellows.

The complete list of award winners is attached along with brief information on the nature of the awards to be presented. Further information and recipients'citations in both official languages can be obtained by contacting the Royal Society of Canada or visiting our Web site at http://www.rsc.ca

The Royal Society of Canada

2005 Award Winners

Pierre Chauveau Medal Shana Poplack, FRSC, University of Ottawa

The Pierre Chauveau Medal is awarded for a distinguished contribution to knowledge in the humanities other than Canadian literature and Canadian history.

Sir John William Dawson Medal Jean-Charles Chebat, MSRC, HEC Montreal

The Sir John William Dawson Medal is awarded for important and sustained contributions by one individual in at least two different domains of interest of the Society or in a broad domain that transcends the usual disciplinary boundaries.

Thomas W. Eadie Medal Norman C. Beaulieu, FRSC, University of Alberta

The Thomas W. Eadie Medal, funded by Bell Canada, is awarded in recognition of major contributions to Engineering or Applied Science, with preference given to those having an impact on communications, in particular the development of the Internet.

Abbyann D. Lynch Medal in Bioethics Jocelyn Downie, Dalhousie University

The Abbyann D. Lynch Medal in Bioethics is awarded for a major contribution in bioethics by a Canadian.

The McLaughlin Medal Robert E.W. Hancock, FRSC, The University of British Columbia

The McLaughlin Medal is awarded for important research of sustained excellence in any branch of medical science.

The McNeil Medal Bob McDonald, CBC Radio

The McNeil Medal, funded by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, is awarded to a candidate who has demonstrated outstanding ability to promote and communicate science to students and the public within Canada.

Willet G. Miller Medal Kurt Kyser, FRSC, Queen's University

The Willet G. Miller Medal is awarded for outstanding research in any branch of the earth sciences.

Miroslaw Romanowski Medal Robie W. Macdonald, FRSC, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

The Miroslaw Romanowski Medal is awarded for significant contributions to the resolution of scientific aspects of environmental problems or for important improvements to the quality of an ecosystem in all aspects, terrestrial, atmospheric and aqueous brought about by scientific means.

Rutherford Memorial Medal (Chemistry) Jillian M. Buriak, FRSC, University of Alberta

The Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry is awarded for outstanding research in any branch of chemistry; some preference being given to candidates whose age is not over 40 in the year of the award.

Rutherford Memorial Medal (Physics) Peter Grutter, McGill University

The Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics is awarded for outstanding research in any branch of physics; some preference being given to candidates whose age is not over 40 in the year of the award.

Henry Marshall Tory Medal David J. Lockwood, FRSC, National Research Council of Canada

The Henry Marshall Tory Medal is awarded for outstanding research in a branch of astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics, or an allied science.

The Alice Wilson Award Candice L. Odgers, Simon Fraser University

The Alice Wilson Award is presented to a woman of outstanding academic qualifications who is entering a career in scholarship or research at the postdoctoral level.

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