Two members of Physics Department awarded University Medals

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

When the newly established University medals for distinguished teaching, research and service were awarded at Spring Convocation, June 13, 2006, two members of the Department of Physics were honoured.

Physics Professor Dr. David Sinclair received the inaugural University Medal for Distinguished Research in recognition of his outstanding accomplishment in research and scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community. The principal investigator and director of SNOLAB (the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory laboratory), Sinclair and his team are conducting research that addresses fundamental questions in elementary particle physics, astrophysics and the universe.

Jim Carleton, hardware manager and departmental computer support, was presented with the inaugural University Medal for Distinguished Service for his outstanding service and contributions to the advancement of the learning and working environment. An innovative member of the University community for 27 years, Carleton began as an electronics assembler and programmer/technologist. His technical expertise has contributed to instrumentation for the ultrasound laboratory and the development of electronic laboratory apparatus for a number of departments.