Molly Shoichet Wins 2015 Fleming Medal & Citation

The Royal Canadian Institute for Science recently announced that Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME) of the University of Toronto is the 2015 Winner of the Fleming Medal & Citation for outstanding contributions to the public understanding of science. This is awarded yearly to a Canadian citizen.

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Vice Partron of the Royal Canadian Institute, will present the Medal to Shoichet on November 16 at 7pm during a public ceremony at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Auditorium (located at 252 Bloor St W).

A professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Toronto, Shoichet is internationally renowned for her work on hydrogels – versatile materials that can act help rebuild damaged tissues in the body. Since September 2014, as the senior advisor to the President of the University of Toronto on science and engineering engagement, Shoichet has also focused on building public awareness about what scientists do all day. As part of the ceremony on November 16, Shoichet will share how she is using an innovative media campaign to engage Canadians in science.

To learn more about Shoichet’s achievements that led to this honour, click here.


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