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Wednesday March 11th, 2015

Posted at 11:02am

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A University of Windsor professor has been recognized for his role in bringing physics to the non-scientific community and for his tireless efforts to see increased research funding for the discipline.

Dr. Gordon Drake recently received the Canadian Association of Physicists and Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists 2015 Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal for Outstanding Service to Canadian Physics.

Drake, who has been a UWindsor faculty member since 1969, was also recognized for his efforts to promote Canadian physics through his participation or leadership in numerous international and Canadian physics organizations throughout his career. He is noted for mentoring generations of both Canadian students and junior faculty and has made physics an attractive career choice for many.

“Service to the profession of physicist is the single most important thing that the CAP does, and the Kirkby Medal is the highest form of recognition for contributions to this objective,” says Drake.

“I feel deeply honoured to be selected to receive the Kirkby Medal for 2015. My contributions have not only brought me great personal satisfaction, but also brought me many friends from amongst the most interesting people in Canada”

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