Prof. Joanne O’Meara talked to CBC’s Quirks and Quarks on Aug. 31 about whether Earth gains weight as the result of meteor showers.
A professor and associate chair in the Department of Physics at U of G, O’Meara said Earth does gain weight — about 40,000 tonnes each year — due to space dust and remnants of meteors and asteroids. She added that this planet also loses weight from about 90,000 tonnes of hydrogen that escape Earth annually.
It is with the greatest pleasure that I inform you that, after a competitive search process, Professor Minglun Gong has agreed to serve as Director, School of Computer Science (SoCS) in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS), commencing May 1st, 2019.
Dr. Yang Xiang has agreed to become the Interim Director of the School of Computer Science (SoCS) starting September 1st, 2018 for a period of four months.
The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Bill Van Heyst as the Associate Dean (External Relations). His five-year term begins on September 1, 2018.
In this role, Professor Van Heyst will be responsible for issues relating to alumni and development activities, external research partnerships, community outreach and other stakeholder communities.
Congratulations to Richard G. Zytner, Professor in University of Guelph’s School of Engineering, who has been recognized as a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE).
Fellows of the CSCE have attained civil engineering excellence. They are elected by the CSCE Board of Directors.
“Prof. Zytner’s election as a Fellow of the CSCE reflects the considerable contributions that he has made to civil engineering,” says Prof. Mary Wells, Dean, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Guelph.
Dr. Mary Wells, Professor in the School of Engineering and Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Guelph, is among the 57 new Fellows who were inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) on June 18, 2018.
CAE Fellows are nominated and elected by their peers, based on their distinguished achievements and career-long contributions to the engineering profession. They are often sought-after to provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada.
Research Associate in Dr. Peter Tremaine's lab, Dr. Hugues Arcis, has been awarded with two international early-career scientist awards: the Stig Sunner Memorial Award and the International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS) Helmholtz Award.