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Professor Emeritus Donald Mackay (ChemE) has been awarded the Miroslaw Romanowski Medal from the Royal Society of Canada for his scientific work pertaining to the environment.

Donald Mackay is Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto and Trent University and Director Emeritus of the Canadian Environmental Modelling Centre. He is the originator and developer of an environmental modeling system, known as the Mackay Models, which provides valuable insight into the behaviour of chemicals in the natural environment, as well as a framework for projections for their spread. These models are now used to help guide regulatory and environmental policy decisions worldwide.

The only Canadian to win the Honda Foundation Prize for Ecotechnology, Donald Mackay has also been inducted into the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada in recognition of his contributions to the betterment of Canadian society and the Canadian environment.

“Professor Mackay is a giant in the field whose work helped lay the foundations for the discipline of environmental chemistry,” said Dean Cristina Amon. “He is a most deserving recipient of this honour and, on behalf of the Faculty, I would like to offer him my heartfelt congratulations.”

Professor Mackay will receive his medal at a ceremony at the National Gallery of Canada on November 27th.

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