Daniel Ansari and Mike Kovacs named among ‘world-class talent’ Feb 15th 2015

Psychology professor Daniel Ansari and Medical Biophysics professor Michael Kovacs were named two of 34 recipients of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) awards recognizing the work of outstanding Canadian scientists and engineers.

“As Canadians, we can look with pride and honour today at this group of scientists and engineers who embody world-class talent and innovation,” said B. Mario Pinto, NSERC president, at a ceremony recognizing the scholars this week. “Their search for knowledge through inspired scholarly inquiry will help Canada take its place as a world leader.”

Kovacs was presented the Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering, one of six awarded to recognize outstanding Canadian teams of researchers from different disciplines who came together to produce a record of excellent achievements in the natural sciences and engineering in the last six years. MORE............

Ansari, a Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Tier 2, was presented the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship, one of six awarded to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising scientists and engineers who are faculty members of Canadian universities.

“Canada’s top researchers are tackling some of Canada’s most important economic, social and environmental challenges toward the benefit of Canadians,” said Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology). “I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to all of this year’s NSERC award recipients and thank them for the contribution to Canada. Our government will continue to make record investments in science, technology and innovation to push the boundaries of knowledge, create jobs, prosperity and improve the quality of life of Canadians.”  MORE.......