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Maria Drout has been awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair

15.07.2020

Some good news: Maria Drout has been awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. Her official title will be “Canada Research Chair in Time-Domain and Multi-messenger Astrophysics”, which  is just the coolest academic title ever in the history of academic titles! The University will press…

CHIME team wins award for extreme cleverness

15.07.2020

Congratulations to the many department and institute people on the CHIME team…. CHIME just won the 2020 Governor General’s Innovation Award!   https://innovation.gg.ca/winner/chime

Prof Bob Abraham Takes Over as the Chair of the Department

02.07.2020

On July 1st, 2020, Professor Bob Abraham assumes the position of Chair of the David A Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics (DADDAA). In the mean time, Prof Kristen Menou is appointed as Associate Graduate Chair, while Prof Mike Reid as Associate Undergraduate Chair. Congratulations!

Luke Pratley, has won the IAU 2019 Division B thesis prize

11.06.2020

Congratulations to Luke Pratley, who has won the IAU 2019 Division B thesis prize for his dissertation “Radio Astronomy in the Big Data Era” ! Full details here: https://www.iau.org/news/announcements/detail/ann20022/

Dr. Howard K. C. Yee is the recipient of the 2020 Beals Award.

02.03.2020

Congratulations to Howard for the Beals Award! Howard has played many important roles in Canadian astronomy. When Howard started there was almost no extragalactic astronomy, let alone observational cosmology in Canada. He brought the experience and rigor of Caltech observing to CFHT which led to…