Professor Wayne Hocking (at centre in top photo) was inducted as a Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada (FRSC).
The ceremony took place on November 22, 2014 in Quebec City during the AGM of the RSC.
This is an extremely high honour in recognition of his scientific contributions. Wayne has excelled in the development of scientific radars for the study of atmospheric and space physics. He has developed novel radars for meteor detection, and for measuring dynamics in the upper and lower atmosphere. He has also consulted on several occasions with NASA and the Canadian Department of National Defense, and played a role in the investigations of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
Each year, distinguished scholars and artists are elected as FRSC on the basis of their exceptional contributions to Canadian intellectual life.
Wayne's letter of award states that, "Your election is a telling recognition of your remarkable accomplishments and an invitation to further the leadership you have already shown in advancing knowledge and scholarship in Canada."
Wayne was elected by fellow scientists in the Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Division of the Academy of Science. We are proud to have him as a colleague!
[RSC 2014 new fellows citations (pdf)]