Inducted into Order of Canada

By Communications Staff
December 15, 2003

Western Chemistry professor Michael Bancroft was inducted as an Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General Adrienne Clarkson at a ceremony in Rideau Hall in Ottawa Dec. 12.
Bancroft was honoured for his work promoting use of synchrotron radiation in research. He is an internationally renowned researcher in applications of spectroscopy to inorganic chemistry and a leader in synchrotron radiation research and the creation of Canada's first synchrotron facility in Saskatchewan.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and has won many national and international awards to recognize the importance of his work and its fundamental industrial applications. He was the recipient of the Hellmuth Prize in 1999, Western's top award for research excellence.























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