October 2011 Student Research News Archives

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Not only did StFX have the honour of hosting the inaugural Science Atlantic (formerly called APICS) Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science conference Oct. 14-16, StFX student teams excelled during the weekend event that brought over 180 students and faculty from 12 institutions across Atlantic Canada to campus.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm
2011 StFX physics graduate nominated for Emerging Professional Award

When Aaron Farrell graduated from StFX in May, the list of awards that went along with his first class honours physics degree was long: the Governor General’s Medal for the highest academic standing in the graduating class; the University Silver Medal for highest academic standing in a B.Sc. with major program; and a prestigious $17,500 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (NSERC CGS), tucked in among other prizes.

Now, just a few months into a master’s degree at McGill University, Mr. Farrell has been recognized again for both his stellar achievements and his future potential. He is a finalist for the Emerging Professional of Distinction Award, to be presented at the annual Discovery Centre Awards for Science and Technology taking place in Halifax on Nov. 17.

Monday, October 3, 2011 at 1:32 pm
StFX grad receives inaugural $140,000 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

A 2004 StFX honours physics graduate has been recognized as a top-tier research talent, and will receive $140,000 to help further his career as a recipient of the inaugural Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.