Dana Simard Won 2017 Allen Yen Award


Department Chair, Ray Carlberg, announced on Jan 9, 2017: Ph.D student Dana Simard is 2017 Allen Yen award winner. The Yen award recognizes a graduate student’s contribution to research. Dana is recognized for her work on the role of current sheets in pulsar scintillation. Congratulations!…

Prof Peter Martin named an Officer of the Order of Canada


On Friday, December 30, 2016,  Governor-General David Johnston announced the list of 100 Order of Canada appointments. Among them, our own professor Peter G. Martin has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada. Congratulations, Peter!  

Prof. Jo Bovy Awarded Sloan Research Fellow


The Sloan Foundation has just announced that Professor Jo Bovy is a 2016 Sloan Research Fellow.  The Sloan Fellowship is a prestigious early career (within 7 years of PhD) award. Congratulations Jo!

Prof. Bryan Gaensler and Jo Bovy Awarded CRC


Bryan Gaensler, Professor and Director of Dunlap Institute,  and Jo Bovy, Assistant Professor of DAA are awarded Canada Research Chairs, announced by federal minister of science Kirsty Duncan on February 9, 2016. They are among a total of 305 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs…

Allen Yen Award 2016: Winners Announced


Department Chair Ray Carlberg announced on January 15, 2016: Every year DAA gives the Allen Yen award to one or more students who have undertaken particularly notable research. Allen Yen was a distinguished University Professor in Electrical Engineering who played a major role in the…

Prof. Bob Abraham Elected A Fellow of Royal Society of Canada


Professor Bob Abraham has been elected  as a Fellow of RSC for his seminal work on high-z galaxies and his innovative observational techniques. The following is the citation: Roberto Abraham has made important contributions to astrophysics though his work on galaxy morphology and classification. His…

Ph.D student Charles Zhu wins the 2014-15 Fieldus Award


Chair Howard Yee announced on April 20, 2015: The 2014-15 Fieldus Award  goes to Charles Zhu  for his excellent research on the mergers of CO white dwarfs and the importance of magnetic field in the process, and the leadership role he played in the public…