Physics

Petar Hein Award

This award was originally established in 1982 by the faculty and staff of U of T Mississauga (formerly Erindale College) to recognize scholarship in Physics. In 1983, the award name was changed to honour a graduate student who had recently passed away. Peter Hein’s family generously donated to this award and the name was changed in memory of the former student. 

It is awarded annually to a full-time UofT Mississauga student registered in a Physics program.. Preference will be given to students enrolled in a major program in Physics. Further registration is not required.

H. W. Taylor Award

This award was originally established in 1997 by family and friends in memory of Professor H. W. Taylor who taught Physics at U of T Mississauga (formerly Erindale College).

It is awarded annually to a full-time student registered in the Physics program at UofT Mississauga on the basis of financial need. Academic merit will also be considered. Preference will be given to students enrolled in a major program in Physics.

The Moore Award in Physics

This award is awarded annually to a student with highest standing in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year in Physics Specialist or Major.

It was established in 2007 by G.W. Kent Moore, Professor of Physics and past Chair of the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences. Professor Moore's research interests include high latitude climate dynamics, mountain meteorology and high altitude physiology.

Feynman Award

To be awarded to a full-time UofT Mississauga student who is reported by the staff in CPS to have obtained the highest standing in PHY146 & PHY147 (UofT Mississauga) and an otherwise satisfactory academic standing.

At the end of each academic year the department will present a boxed set of the famous Feynman Lectures (New Millennium Edition) to the best first year physics student as determined by their cumulative score in Principles of Physics I (PHY146) and Principles of Physics II (PHY147).