Victoria Kaspi, professor at the physics department of McGill University and member of the CRAQ, was awarded two prestigious awards in February.
The Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) awarded the Peter G. Marting Prize to Prof. Kaspi. This prize recognizes the exceptional contributions of a CASCA member, or of an astronomer working in Canada. It is awarded every odd-numbered year, during the CASCA annual general assembly, during which, the recipient of the Peter G. Martin is invited to speak to the member of the society. The first recipient of this prize was Prof. René Doyon, from the Université de Montréal, and also member of the CRAQ.
The work and dedication of Victoria Kaspi was also recognized by the General Governor of Canada office. She received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal. This medal is administered by the Office of the Governor General, his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, and serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
The CRAQ congratulates Victoria Kaspi for these two prestigious awards.