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Tina Stewart Retirement Party

Group picture of Administrative Team in Disney theme

April 22, 2022

After 2 decades with the Department of Physics & Astronomy, Tina Stewart retired from her position as an administrator assistant on June 1, 2022. The appropriately Disney-themed retirement party was a bittersweet event – we were glad that we could finally gather to celebrate Tina’s commitment and support of the department, but sad that our first event since the start of COVID had to be the loss of such an important member of the department. Tina will spend her retirement travelling the continent in her new motorhome before moving into her new house in Nova Scotia.

Holy Cross School Grade 8 Thank you card

Holy Cross School kindergarten students wrote a thank you card to Dr. Robert Cockcroft about their Planetarium tour on June 22, 2022. 

Thank you card from Holy Cross School Grade 8


Our students did well at CAP (Canadian Association of Physicists) and made us proud!

There were almost 650 attendees and 250 students in the competition and many excellent contributions, so it was a stiff competition. Several of our undergraduate students presented talks and posters. Congratulations to all our students who presented and to our winners!

Carmen Lee won 2nd place for her oral presentation in the Division of Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. Carmen is finishing her Ph.D. with Dr. Kari Dalnoki-Veress.

Liam Farrell won the 1st place poster award in the Division of Theoretical Physics. Liam is working on his Ph.D. with Dr. Duncan O'Dell.

Liam receiving award for CAP (Canadian Association of Physicists) Congress 2022

Hannah Krivic won 1st place overall for her talk “Erythro-PmBs: A Novel Polymyxin B Delivery System Using Antibody-Conjugated Hybrid Erythrocyte Liposomes” and made 2nd place with her oral presentation in the Division of Physics in Medicine and Biology. Hannah is working on her Ph.D. with Dr. Maikel Rheinstadter. 

Hannah receiving award for CAP (Canadian Association of Physicists) Congress 2022


Young Investigator Award

Sam Hancock, has been given a Young Investigator Award to attend the International Congress on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity in Oslo in September. This is an amazing achievement as they are very competitive and only 4 students were awarded on the basis of submitted abstracts out of hundreds of applications from all over the world. Sam is an MSc student in Medical Physics working with Dr. Carmel Mothersill.

Sam Hancock awarded as Young Investigator Award 

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