DUTCHER ELECTED FELLOW
Prof. John Dutcher, Physics, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his fundamental contributions to the understanding of polymers at the nanoscale, particularly to the development of novel experimental techniques for the study of ultrathin films. He was also recently invited to join the editorial board of Soft Matter, a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.
PROF NAMED ASSOCIATE EDITOR OF JOURNAL
Prof. Neil MacLusky, chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, has been named associate editor of the journal Endocrinology, the oldest journal of the Endocrine Society and one of the most authoritative biomedical research journals in the world.
OVC STUDENT RECEIVES CIHR DOCTORAL AWARD
Kathleen Nichols, a PhD candidate in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, recently received a Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for her work on “Regulation of CYP2A5 and Hepatic Drug-Metabolizing Enzymes During Steatosis.” Her supervisor is Prof. Gordon Kirby.
FITNESS EXPERT INVITED TO PRESENT IN LAS VEGAS
Lynne Skilton-Hayes, fitness centre co-ordinator in the Department of Athletics, has been invited to present at the IDEA World Fitness Conference in Las Vegas this summer. She was also recently named ProTrainer of the Year.
FOUR STUDENTS RECEIVE ONTARIO PARKS BURSARIES
U of G students Alanna Tobia, Katy McFadyen, Jessica Beeton and Nikola Barsoum have each received a 2007 Ontario Parks Partners Bursary. The program recognizes exceptional effort demonstrated by students working in Ontario's provincial parks. Students are nominated by peers, supervisors or the public and are evaluated on their commitment, initiative, customer service and volunteerism.