We wish to acknowledge the outstanding efforts and achievements of the following Teaching Assistant Award winners from the Spring and Fall 2014 terms. The very positive attitude and teaching skills of these individuals have considerable impact on enhancing the reputation of our undergraduate programs.
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Researchers based at the University of Waterloo have won two of five prestigious Polanyi Prizes given to leading researchers in Ontario this year.
Drew Bennett, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry, is being honoured for groundbreaking research that may improve treatment for serious diseases like cancer and Parkinson’s. He uses computer simulations to study biological problems.
Congratulations to Dr. Derek Schipper and Dr. German Sciaini who have been awarded Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs.
Dr. Schipper's research program is based on the development of novel synthetic methods that allow efficient access to important conjugated materials. Ultimately, his group will seek to utilize these materials in applications such as organic photovoltaics, light emitting diodes and field-effect transistors.