IQC David Johnston Award for Scientific Outreach

About the award

David Johnston and Raymond Laflamme with the awardUp to three awards valued at $2,500 each will be given annually to current graduate students at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at University of Waterloo who have shown an outstanding commitment to scientific outreach and community engagement.

The award recognizes students who are dedicated to promoting public awareness of quantum information research, general science and IQC in industry or the scientific and local communities. It celebrates students who have engaged the community to provide educational experiences that embody a culture of continuous learning and promote interest in scientific research.

This award was created to celebrate David Johnston’s vital contributions to the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo, his passion for leadership and his enthusiasm for continuous learning, innovation and achievement. David Johnston was President from 1999 to 2010.

Application

The 2020 application deadline is August 31, 2020.
Please complete the application form.

Please contact John Donohue for more information.

Eligibility & Selection

The following criteria will be considered for successful candidate selection:

  • Full-time current graduate students at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at University of Waterloo
  • Selection to be based on an illustrated outstanding commitment to scientific outreach and community engagement through volunteerism
  • Selection will recognize students who are dedicated to promoting public awareness of quantum information research, general science and IQC in industry or the scientific and local communities
  • Selection will celebrate students who have engaged the community to provide educational experiences that embody a culture of continuous learning and promote interest in scientific research
  • This Award is intended to be in addition to any Research or Teaching Assistantship support from the department or a supervising Faculty Member
  • This Award can be held simultaneously with other graduate awards (subject to the requirements of other scholarships/awards)

The award will be administered in accordance with University of Waterloo policies and practices (and the external scholarship programs as applicable) as amended from time to time.

Educational programs

QKD - Quantum Key Distribution Summer School

USEQIP - Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing

QCSYS - Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students

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