Hannah Carter (University of California, San Diego), a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar in Genetic Networks, won the Mark Foundation Emerging Leader Award.
Melvyn Goodale (Western Univeristy), co-director of the Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness, was named a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists.
Geoffrey Hinton (University of Toronto), a CIFAR Distinguished Fellow and founder of the Learning in Machines & Brains program, was named a Companion of the Order of Canada “for his seminal contributions to the advancement of artificial intelligence as a computer scientist and specialist in cognitive psychology.”
The Toronto Region Board of Trade has also presented Dr. Hinton with its Toronto Region Builder Award.
Adrian Owen (Western University), CIFAR Koerner Fellow and co-director of the Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness, was named an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) “for services to scientific research.”
Isabelle Peretz (Université de Montréal), an associate fellow in the Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness, was named a Member of the Order of Canada “for her contributions that have uncovered the neuropsychological means by which the brain processes music and the resulting implications.”
Carol Robinson (Oxford University), Senior Fellow in the Molecular Architecture of Life Program, has been announced as one of the IUPAC 2019 Distinguished Women in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
Subir Sachdev (Harvard University), an associate fellow in Quantum Materials, was made an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences.