Prof. Maria Drout wins 2019 Polanyi Prize in Physics


Prof. Maria Drout Wins 2019 Polanyi Prize in Physics The prestigious prizes are awarded in honour of Ontario’s Nobel Prize winner John C. Polanyi to recognize early career researchers (4.5 years of PhD) in the Nobel prize categories. Congratulations, Maria!

Natalie Price-Jones has won the 2019 Fieldus award!


Natalie Price-Jones has won the Fieldus award this year. She has a demonstrated commitment to research excellence and went above and beyond in her TA work. She helped organize Astro Tours and was the master of the 3D printer. She served as co-President of GASA…

Niloufar Afsariardchi and Sasha Kostenko Won 2019-20 Yen Awards


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!


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)


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


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


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


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…