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John Valliant Awarded 2014 Brockhouse Canada Prize Print E-mail
Please join me in congratulating John Valliant who has been awarded the 2014 Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering, along with his team of colleagues from TRIUMF, the University of British Columbia, and Western University, for their development of a new cyclotron-based technology for the production of the medical radioisotope technetium-99m, the most commonly used radioisotope used in medicine for the diagnosis of cancer and heart disease. The award - one of the most prestigious awards in Canadian science and engineering - was presented to the group in Ottawa earlier this week by the Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.  The award was announced in a TRIUMF press release on Tuesday, and was followed up by stories in McMaster's Daily News and the Hamilton Spectator, among others. 
This is a tremendous accomplishment for John, his students, and his colleagues on the CycloMed99 research team.  Well done!

William J. Leigh, Professor and Chair

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