At ceremonies held in Ottawa on November 28 and 29, 2009, the Royal Society of Canada recognized the achievements of four McGill researchers.
Brian Alters, director of McGill University’s Tomlinson Project in University-Level Science Education, received the 2009 McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science. The medal was presented to Alters for his world-famous work on the promotion of education about evolution. “The study and practice of science is based on observation, measurement and logical conclusions,” says Alters. “My goal is to make science less threatening to people.”