The Faculty of Science and the Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted a celebration marking the end of term for Chair Shantanu Basu.
The event was held in the Physics and Astronomy building atrium on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.
Opening remarks were made by Administrative Office Loveleen Gill, who presented Shantanu with a commemorative watercolour landscape portrayal of Middlesex College.
Newly graduated PhD student Sanaz Golriz presented Shantanu with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Shantanu spoke of how he was proud of many accomplishements within the Department during his term, and he highlighted the wonderful graduate student community that has developed over the past several years.
Many of Shantanu's friends from across campus, including President Amit Chakma, were on hand to celebrate with him.
As of July 1, 2015, Professor Martin Houde becomes Acting Chair for the remainder of the summer, after which Professor Bob Sica takes over as the new Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy on September 15, 2015.