Governor General Ceremony for Canada’s Top Natural Sciences and Engineering Researchers for 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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In an official ceremony on February 17, 2015 at Rideau Hall, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada,  presented a series of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) awards recognizing the work of outstanding Canadian scientists and engineers. He was joined by the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), and Dr. B. Mario Pinto, President of NSERC, in congratulating the 34 award recipients. Details.

Chris Eliasmith, Professor in the Departments of Philosophy, Systems Design Engineering and Computer Science and Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Neuroscience received the NSERC John C. Polanyi Award.

Governor General, David Johnston congratulates Chris Eliasmith

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada congratulates Chris Eliasmith on receiving the John C. Polanyi Award

Ed Holder, David Johnston, Chris Eliasmith, B. Mario Pinto

Ceremony at Rideau Hall (left to right): Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, Chris Eliasmith, and Dr. B. Mario Pinto, President of NSERC.

Waterloo Stories: February 17, 2015

Faculty of Arts: Professor Chris Eliasmith wins NSERC Polanyi Award

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Chris Eliasmith writing on a whiteboardChris 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.

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