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Niloufar Afsariardchi and Sasha Kostenko Won 2019-20 Yen Awards

15.10.2019

The Jui Lin (Allen) Yen Award is to recognize students for research excellence. The winners are based on the novelty and the breadth of the science in their papers. Ph.D students, Niloufar Afsariardchi and Sasha Kostenko are this year’s winners. Congratulations!  

Renee Hlozek on her appointment as a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar!

05.09.2019

Congratulations to Renee Hlozek on her appointment as a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar! https://www.cifar.ca/research/global-scholars The Azrieli Globar Scholar is recognition and support for a young emerging leader. Renee will join the Gravity and Extreme Universe program of CIFAR.  

Clarification of Canadian Universities Role in the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)

26.07.2019

Raymond Carlberg, Professor and founding TMT Project Director in Canada The Government of Canada, through its agent, the National Research Council, is the Canadian member of the TMT International Observatory. The National Research Council appoints one voting corporate governor, currently one of their staff.  Two…

2019 NSERC Vanier CGS Recipient – Emily Deibert

26.07.2019

Emily Deibert is the recipient of the 2019 NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS). The Vanier CGS program was established in 2008 to support Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. Its recipients demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly…

TMT Statement

23.07.2019

TMT Statement As a board member of the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA), I have been watching closely the recent events at the construction site of the Thirty-Metre Telescope (TMT) at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and consulting with my colleagues at the University of Toronto….

2019 Rubin Prize Winner – Jo Bovy

13.06.2019

The American Astronomical Society’s Division on Dynamical Astronomy (DDA)is pleased to announce that the 2019 recipient of the Vera Rubin Early Career Award is Professor Jo Bovy of the University of Toronto for his work on the structure and dynamics of the Milky Way galaxy. Professor…

Smith Solis Research Scholarship in Astronomy and Astrophysics

26.04.2019

It is our pleasure to announce that Jacob Taylor is the recipient of Smith Solis Research Scholarship in Astronomy and Astrophysics, awarded to a top student in the AST425Y Research Topics in Astronomy & Astrophysics course on the basis of demonstrated excellence in the written…

Professor Marten van Kerkwijk has won 2019 Killam Research Fellowship

25.04.2019

The Canada Council for Arts announced that Professor Marten van Kerkwijk has won 2019 Killam Research Fellowship. This fellowship will provide Marten with two years relief from all assigned duties in the Department. The Killam is a fabulous award to a mid-career scientist that will…