Two A&S researchers among stellar group of NSERC award recipients
Arts & Science faculty members Barbara Sherwood Lollar and Stephen Wright are among an elite group of Canadian researchers being honoured today by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Sherwood Lollar is the recipient of NSERC’s John C. Polanyi Award for her ground-breaking research into billion-year-old water and the clues it may provide to ancient life on Earth and Mars. The award honours an individual or team whose Canadian-based research has led to an outstanding advancement in the natural sciences or engineering.
Wright receives one of six E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships for his pioneering research in the emerging field of evolutionary genomics. The prize serves to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising scientists and engineers.
Other U of T winners include Shana Kelley and Edward (Ted) Sargent who share the Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering, and David Sinton, a recipient of an E.W.R.Steacie Memorial Fellowship. All are in the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Engineering.
Read more about the award-winning research recognized by NSERC today:
- Billion-year-old water and ancient life on Mars: Barbara Sherwood Lollar honoured with NSERC John C. Polanyi Award
- Battling herbicide-resistant ‘super weeds’: Stephen Wright honoured with NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship
- Desktop diagnosis: Professors Ted Sargent, Shana Kelley share Brockhouse Canada Prize
- 10,000 greenhouses: Professor David Sinton awarded E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship