Department of Astronomy & Physics

Faculty and Staff

(photo courtesy Danielle Boudreau)

Full-Time Faculty
Part-Time Faculty
Adjunct Faculty
Grad Students
Full-Time Faculty
Name Position Web Site/Email
Roby Austin Associate Professor Contact
Gregory Christian Assistant Professor Contact
David Clarke Professor Contact 
Ivana Damjanov Tier II Canada Research Chair, Assistant Professor
Robert Deupree Professor Emeritus  
Luigi Gallo Professor, Undergraduate & Graduate Program Coordinator Contact
David Guenther Professor Emeritus Contact
Vincent Henault-Brunet Assistant Professor Contact
Rituparna Kanungo Professor Contact
George Mitchell Professor Emeritus Contact
Adam Sarty Dean of Graduate Studies and Research; Associate Vice-President Research
Marcin Sawicki ICA Director, Tier I Canada Research Chair, Professor Contact
Ian Short Department Chair, Professor Contact
Rob Thacker Professor, Acting Associate Dean of Science - Student Affairs Contact
David Turner Professor Emeritus Contact
Gary Welch Professor Emeritus Contact
Aldona Wiacek Associate Professor; cross-appointment with  Environmental Science (ENVS) Contact


Part-Time Faculty
Name Position Contact
Jodi Asbell-Clarke Part-time Instructor
Phil Bennett Part-time instructor
Kevin Brown Part-time Instructor
Richard Cisek Part-time Instructor
John Gallant Part-time Instructor
Patrick Kelly Part-time Instructor
Shahideh Kiehbadroudinezhad Part-time Instructor 
Doug Pitcairn Part-time Instructor
Cameron Reed Part-time Instructor
Shruti Tripathi Part-time Instructor 
Laura Stiles-Clarke Part-time Instructor
Adjunct Faculty
Name Position Contact
Friedhelm Ames Adjunct Professor
Phil Bennett Adjunct Professor
Scott C. Chapman Adjunct Professor
Name Position Contact
Dr. Gael Noirot Studies of galaxy formation and evolution
Nick Martis Studies of galaxy formation and evolution
Dr. Johannes Zabl    
Dr. Shruti Tripathi Observational studies of supermassive black holes 


Name Position Contact
Shannon Rhode Secretary - Astronomy/Physics Contact
Dave Lane Director, Burke-Gaffney Observatory and Systems Administrator, Astronomy & Physics Contact
Michael Dunlavy Science Technician - Physics
Stephen Condran Research Computing Support Expert
Dr. Sergiy Khan ACENET Computational Research Consultant
Phil Romkey ACENET Systems Administrator
Graduate Students
Name Position Contact
Derek Blue M.Sc. candidate  
Margaret Buhariwalla M.Sc. candidate  
Mathieu Cavenaile Applied Science Program
Lingjian (Lejay) Chen M.Sc. candidate
Angelo George M.Sc. candidate
Adam Gonzalez Ph.D. candidate
Martin Hellmich M.Sc. candidate  
Preetinder Kaur Jassal Ph.D. candidate
Kamalpreet Kaur M.Sc. candidate  
Paresh Mungara M.Sc. candidate
Mukhwinder Singh Applied Science Program
Pranav Subramaniyam Applied Science Program
Orry Workman Applied Science Program


(photo courtesy Danielle Boudreau)

                  Astronomy & Applied Science graduate students 2019-2020:

                  Back row: A. George, P. Mungara, D. Blue, O. Workman, M. Hellmich

                  Front row: P. Jassal, A. Gonzalez, L. Chen, M. Buhariwalla, K. Kaur,

                  Missing: M. Cavenaile, M. Singh, P. Subramaniyam