Honoured Faculty of Science Alumni Awards Celebration
On Thursday, January 26th, the Faculty of Science celebrated seven outstanding alumni at the second annual Alumni Awards event. The reception included an opportunity to connect with the honoured guests, refreshments, and a live jazz duo from the Desautels Faculty of Music. The former students, one from each of the seven Faculty of Science departments, participated in a panel discussion on the different paths a science degree can take you down.
The event was a huge success, with many faculty, both current and former, students, and family members helping dean Stefi Baum in celebrating these amazing U of M alumni.
Here are some highlights from the panel discussion:
Exceptional Achievement in Statistics
David Bellhouse, [BA, Actuarial Science/70, MA, Statistics/72]
Exceptional Achievement in Physics
Melanie Martin, [BSc (Hons.), Physics, First Class/95]
Exceptional Achievement in Biological Sciences
Murray Humphries, [BSc (Hons.), Zoology/93]
Exceptional Achievement in Chemistry
Leslie Tari, [BSc (Hons.), Chemistry/89, PhD, Chemistry/95]
Exceptional Achievement in Mathematics
Hersh Shefrin, [B.Sc. (Hons), Mathematics/70]
Exceptional Achievement in Computer Science
Chuck Loewen, [BSc (Hons.), Computer Science/85]
Exceptional Achievement in Microbiology
Karl Tibelius, [B.Sc. (Hons), Microbiology/79]
We had a blast welcoming our guests back to the U of M. We hope next year’s awards event will be even bigger and better!