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Dr. Geraldine Kenney-Wallace

Doctor of Science

Dr. Geraldine Kenney-Wallace will receive an honorary doctor of science degree (DSc) in recognition of her work in shaping Canadian science policy as Chairman of the Science Council of Canada. She took up this post in September 1987.

Dr. Kenney-Wallace is also a professor of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Toronto and chairman of the University’s research board. She is an international authority on lasers, non-linear optics and molecular/chemical dynamics and has received awards for her work in these fields. She is a member of the Premier of Ontario’s Advisory Council on Technology and of the Advisory Council of the Canadian Advanced Technology Association.

Dr. Kenney-Wallace completed her undergraduate education at Oxford in 1965, received her PhD from the University of British Columbia in 1970, and in the same year became an Associate of the Royal institute of Chemistry. She has held faculty and visiting-scientist appointments at Yale University, the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and Stanford University. Among her honours are an E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship in 1984, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1983, and a Killam Senior Research Fellowship in 1979.