Awards, Honors, and Distinguished Service



Awarding Body

 2018 – 2022
  • “Member” of the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program’s Interdisciplinary Adjudication Committee (IAC)
Canadian Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) – The Government of Canada
  • Ambassador Award (For bringing Sagamore 2018 Conference to Halifax)
City of Halifax – Discover Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • “Fellow of Royal Society of Arts” (FRSA)
Royal Society of Arts (UK)
2018 – 2021
  • “Member” of the Accreditation Committee
Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) – Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC)
2018 – 2019
  • “Member”, Selection Committee (1604) – Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grants Program competition for the Chemistry
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
2017 – 2020
  • Elected Member of the “Commission on Quantum Crystallography” of the IUCr
 International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)
  • The 2017 Award for Research Excellence
Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada
  • Elected “Fellow of the Institute of Physics” (FInstP)
The Institute of Physics (IOP), UK
  • Lady Davis Fellow & L. D. Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem ($7,000)
Lady Davis Fellowship Trust,  Israel
  • National Acfas-NSERC Prize “La preuve par l’image” ($2,000)
Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas), Québec – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSRC)
  • Nominator, Presenter, and Speaker introducing Nobel Laureate Prof. Ada Yonath for a Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa), 16 May 2014
Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada
  • Elected “Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry” (FRSC)
Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
  • MGMS Silver Jubilee Prize
Molecular Graphics and Molecular Simulation Society (MGMS), UK
  • John Charles Polanyi Prize in Chemistry
Council of Ontario Universities (COU), The Government of Ontario, Canada
2004­­­­ – 2006
  • Izaak Walton Killam Fellow (Chemistry)
The Killam Trusts, Canada
2005, 2003
  • BioVision-Next Science Fellow “Bio-Leaders of Tomorrow”
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) & The World Life Science Forum
2003 – 2004
  • Chemistry Teaching Fellowship Award
University of Toronto, Canada
2004, 2001
  • IUCr Young Scientist Travel Awards
International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)
  • Dept. of Chemistry Nominee for the University Distinguished Thesis Award
McMaster University, Canada
  • Finalist: Schrödinger Prize
American Chemical Society and the Chemical Computing Group, Inc.
  • Finalist: “Dean of Science Award for Academic Excellence in Graduate Work”
McMaster University, Canada
  • Centennial Scholar
McMaster University, Canada

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