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June 1, 2017
Guelph Ph.D. Students Win Top Two Poster Prizes at Major International Research Conference
Congratulations to Guelph Ph.D. students Andrew MacLean and Christina Burbadge who were awarded first (U.S. $300) and second (U.S. $200) prizes for the top two posters presented at the International Conference on Advances in Radioactive Isotope Science (ARIS 2017) held in Keystone, Colorado from May 28 - June 2, 2017. ARIS, held every three years, is one of the major research conferences in the field and was attended by approximately 300 delegates from 23 countries. Andrew and Christina's posters were selected as the top two contributions from more than 120 posters presented at the conference.

May 19, 2017
Congratulations to Prof. Alex Gezerlis, who has been awarded an Early Researcher Award (ERA) from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation, and Science (MRIS).

May 13, 2017
Ryan Dunlop awarded the 2017 Carl H. Westcott Memorial Fellowship
Congratulations to Guelph Ph.D. student Ryan Dunlop, who has been awarded the $12,100 Carl H. Westcott Memorial Fellowship for 2017. The Westcott Fellowship is awarded each year through a national competition administered by the Centre for Particle Physics at the University of Alberta and recognizes outstanding research by a graduate student carried out at TRIUMF or on a TRIUMF-related project.

May 9, 2017
Congratulations to Christina Burbadge for successfully defending her M.Sc. thesis on the Investigation of Excited 0+ States Populated in the 162Er(p,t) Reaction.

April 4, 2016
Congratulations to Prof. Alex Gezerlis, who was awarded a Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) in the 2016 NSERC competition. The DAS, valued at $120,000 over 3 years, provides additional resources to promote research programs that have been highly rated in terms of their originality and innovation, and is awarded to researchers who show extraordinary potential to become international leaders in their field.

March 31, 2016
Congratulations to Andrew MacLean for successfully defending his MSc thesis on Gamma-Gamma Angular Correlation Measurements with GRIFFIN.

January 11, 2016
Congratulations to Alex Galea for successfully defending his MSc thesis on Diffusion Monte Carlo study of strongly interacting two-dimensional Fermi gases.

December 8, 2015
Congratulations to Evan Rand for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis on measurements of the E2 and E3 matrix elements in 200Hg using direct nuclear reactions.

September 21, 2015
Congratulations to Alex Laffoley for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis on high-precision half-life measurements for the superallowed fermi β emitters 14O and 18Ne.

August 11, 2015
Congratulations to Bruno Olaizola Mampaso! Bruno won first prize for the best nuclear physics PhD thesis in Spain, organized by ATI and the Grupo Especializado de Física Nuclear de la Real Sociedad Española de Física (Nuclear Physics Group of the Royal Spanish Physics Society).

August 10, 2015
Congratulations to Allison Radich for successfully defending her MSc thesis on the nuclear structure of 124Xe studied with β+/EC-decay.

August 10, 2015
Congratulations to Brendan Bulthuis for successfully defending his MSc thesis on pairing correlations in heavy nuclei near the proton dripline.

June 19, 2015
Congratulations to Evan Rand and Andrew MacLean for winning the 1st and 2nd place prizes, respectively, for best student presentations in the Division of Nuclear Physics competition at the 2015 Canadian Association of Physicists Congress.

June 11, 2015
Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI) awards $925,000 to the University of Guelph for the GRIFFIN Compton and Background Suppression Shield project.

May 29, 2015
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) awards $1.4M for the GRIFFIN Compton and Background Suppression Shield project and $800,000 to the University of Guelph as a component of a $13.6M national award to 19 Canadian universities to construct the second phase of the Advanced Rare Isotope Laboratory (ARIEL-II) at TRIUMF.

March 25, 2015
Alex Laffoley awarded the 2015 Carl H. Westcott Memorial Fellowship
Congratulations to Guelph Ph.D. student Alex Laffoley, who has been awarded the $12,100 Carl H. Westcott Memorial Fellowship for 2015. The Westcott Fellowship is awarded each year through a national competition administered by the Centre for Particle Physics at the University of Alberta and recognizes outstanding research by a graduate student carried out at TRIUMF or on a TRIUMF-related project.

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