THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CANADA

THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CANADA

July 06, 2007 16:40 ET

RSC 2007 Medal and Award Recipients: A Salute to Excellence

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 6, 2007) - RSC: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada, has offered medals and awards to twelve Canadians for extraordinary achievement in the social sciences, humanities, and 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.

The medals and awards are illustrations of RSC's longstanding commitment to recognizing scholarly excellence. They will be presented at the RSC Awards Banquet on the evening of Saturday, November 17, 2007, following the Induction Ceremony of newly elected Fellows.

The complete list of winners is attached, along with brief information on the nature of the awards. Further information and recipient citations can be obtained by visiting RSC's website at www.rsc.ca.

(Although these awards have been offered, confirmation of acceptance has not yet been received.)



RSC 2007 Medal and Award Winners

The Abbyann D. Lynch Medal in Bioethics Eike-Henner W. Kluge, University
of Victoria
The Abbyann D. Lynch Medal in Bioethics is awarded for a major contribution
in bioethics by a Canadian.


The Alice Wilson Award Melanie Huntley, Cornell 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.


The Henry Marshall Tory Medal George Albert Sawatzky, FRSC, University of
British Columbia
The Henry Marshall Tory Medal is awarded for outstanding research in a
branch of astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics, or an allied science.


The Innis Gerin Medal Gilbert Laporte, MSRC, HEC Montreal
The Innis Gerin Medal is awarded for a distinguished and sustained
contribution to the literature of the social sciences including human
geography and social psychology.


The McLaughlin Medal John R.G. Challis, FRSC, University of Toronto
The McLaughlin Medal is awarded for important research of sustained
excellence in any branch of medical sciences.


The McNeil Medal Mary Anne White, Dalhousie University
The McNeil Medal is awarded to a candidate who has demonstrated outstanding
ability to promote and communicate science to students and the public
within Canada.


The Miroslaw Romanowki Medal Christopher M. Wood, FRSC, McMaster
University
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.


The Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry Gregory D. Scholes, University
of Toronto
The Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry is awarded for outstanding
research in any branch of chemistry.


The Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics Victoria Michelle Kaspi, McGill
University
The Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics is awarded for outstanding
research in any branch of physics.


The Sir John William Dawson Medal Roderick Macdonald, FRSC, McGill
University
The Sir John William Dawson Medal is awarded to commemorate Dawson's great
versatility, the award is made for important and sustained contributions in
two domains of interest to RSC or in interdisciplinary research


The Thomas W. Eadie Medal Hussein T. Mouftah, University of Ottawa
The Thomas W. Eadie Medal 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.


The Willet G. Miller Medal Frederick John Longstaffe, FRSC, University of
Western Ontario
The Willet G. Miller Medal is awarded for outstanding research in any
branch of the earth sciences.

Contact Information

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