Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and 3M Canada are proud to announce a unique new undergraduate award--The 3M National Student Fellowships--awarding $5,000 to ten full-time Canadian college and undergraduate university students to recognize their outstanding leadership qualities and achievements in advancing student learning. "The Student Fellowship" is the first in Canada to build community among visionary student leaders whose voices will shape tomorrow's future in post-secondary education, says Arshad Ahmad, STLHE President.
The convocation ceremony on Saturday, October 22 saw the Department's own Ann Berlinsky Kallin awarded the University of Waterloo's Alumni Gold Medal for her MSc work. During two years under the supervision of Professor Melko, Ann published four papers with her advisor and other international collaborators, three of which appeared in the prestigious journal Physical Review Letters. Said Melko: "Ann's interests are unique because they straddle the boundary between condensed matter and quantum information theory.