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Prof. Bryan Gaensler and Jo Bovy Awarded CRC

11.02.2016

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

15.01.2016

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

09.09.2015

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

20.04.2015

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…

Canada commits its share of funds for Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)

07.04.2015

On April 6, 2015, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Government of Canada’s intention to provide significant support for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) which will be built in Hawaii, at the summit of the Mauna Kea site. The funding commitment is up to $243.5…

Dr. Michael Reid wins inaugural UofT Early Career Teaching Award

25.03.2015

On March 24, 2015, Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost announced: Dr. Michael Reid wins inaugural UofT Early Career Teaching Award recognizing him for exceptional commitment to student learning, pedagogical engagement and teaching innovation. Congratulations, Mike!