David Venus Retirement Party
June 28, 2022
Professor and former department chair David Venus retired in July 2021, but we couldn’t celebrate until almost a year later because of COVID restrictions. David joined the department in 1988 and was department chair for two terms between 2005 and 2012. His calm and evidence-based leadership during this difficult time in the Faculty of Science was critical for the continued success of Physics & Astronomy, and really showed how much David invested in the department. In typical David fashion, his remarks during the retirement party celebrated his fellow COVID retirees and provided a humorous description of how things have changed since he started at McMaster. David continues his research on magnetic properties of thin films as a professor emeritus.