Heralding successful researchers

Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The three uOttawa Polanyi prize winners

From left to right: Benoît Lessard, Adam J. Shuhendler and Dr. Kelly Babchishin.

By Linda Scales

One might call the recent success of University of Ottawa researchers, who brought home three out of five John Charles Polanyi Prizes, an embarrassment of riches. But certainly, there isn’t any shame in heralding success.

The 2015 John Charles Polanyi Prizes were awarded to Dr. Kelly Babchishin (Medicine) for her research on factors that predict the onset of violent behaviour, to Benoît Lessard (Engineering) for “organic” electronics research, and to Adam J. Shuhendler (Science) for research about new molecular imaging agents for the detection of diseases. The $20,000 prizes, awarded by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) to outstanding researchers in the early stages of their careers, will allow the three to pursue their research and achieve excellence, while contributing to Canada’s international research profile.

Read more about our 2015 John Charles Polanyi prize winners.

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