Chris Eliasmith, Director of the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, received the prestigious John C. Polanyi Award and is also an inaugural member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.
A memo from Vice-President, Academic & Provost Geoff McBoyle provides the context for the announcement:
"Effective May 1, 2005, in accordance with the 2003 Faculty Salary Settlement, the University of Waterloo established an Outstanding Performance Fund to reward faculty members for outstanding contribution in teaching and scholarship."
Broken down by Faculty, the 2014 winners are:
Arts - Katherine Acheson; Andrew Cooper; Robert Danisch; Catherine Dubeau; Fraser Easton; Richard Eibach; Christopher Eliasmith; Ori Friedman; Sarah Gunz; Daniel Henstra; Suzan Ilcan; Doris Jakobsh; Grit Liebscher; Colin MacLeod; Christine McWebb; Ian Milligan; Elizabeth Nilsen; Francois Pare; Heather Smyth; Paul Thagard; James Thompson; and Alan Webb.
Mathematics - Raouf Boutaba; Sue Ann Campbell; Charles Clarke; Richard Cook; Kenneth Davidson; Steven Furino; Penelope Haxell; Brian Ingalls; David Landriault; Edward Lank; Alfred Menezes; Kirsten Morris; Pascal Poupart; Jeffrey Shallit; and Levent Tuncel.
More details can be found at the Daily Bulletin | May 28, 2014.