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(April 27, 2000, Gazette)

Dr. Hu Liu, Pharmacy, has received the AstraZeneca New Investigator’s Research Award from the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada. The award comes with a plaque and $1,000 honorarium. One component of Dr. Liu’s research is to develop cancer cell-seeking carriers that can take toxic compounds directly to cancer cells. He is also working to develop diagnostic agents for the early detection of cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Anand Sharan, Engineering and Applied Science, has been elevated to the rank of Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. This honour is the highest elected grade of membership within ASME, the attainment of which recognizes exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession, including industrial leadership, project management, engineering product application, design, research and development, educational leadership, technical publications, inventions and patents, consulting, and contributions to the ASME organization.

Michelle Christine Biles, a second-year biochemistry student, has been selected as a candidate for the National Research Council’s Women in Science and Engineering’s 2000 program. The selection committee of senior researchers evaluated 117 nominations from universities across the country according to academic profile; area of specialization within engineering, mathematics or science; leadership; ability to communicate; exposure to the public; and personal suitability. Ms. Biles will undertake a summer job with the National Research Council worth about $10-15,000 and invaluable experience.

Dr. Graham Shorrocks, English, has received an invitation from the rector of the University of Salamanca, Spain, to give doctoral seminars there during Winter Semester 2001. Dr. Shorrocks will be a visiting full professor for the semester. His main seminars will be on linguistic geography and dialectological historiography.