U of G Soil Scientist Wins 2023 Steacie Prize

Dr. Asim Biswas, Soil Scientist in front of aerial view of crop fields .

Dr. Asim Biswas, a professor in the School of Environmental Sciences within the Ontario Agricultural College, has been awarded the 2023 Steacie Prize, one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for researchers 40 years old or younger. 

The award is named in memory of E.W.R. Steacie, a physical chemist and former president of the National Research Council of Canada, to whom much is owed for the development of science in Canada.

“This is a tremendous honour for Dr. Biswas and the entire University,” said Dr. Rene Van Acker, interim vice-president (research). “This prestigious award speaks to the excellence and impact of Asim’s research, which is helping foster the resiliency of agri-food productions systems in Canada and around the world.”

“Prof. Biswas is most highly deserving of the 2023 Steacie Prize,” said Lawrence Mysak, chair of the Steacie Prize selection panel and professor emeritus from McGill University. “He was selected from among 32 outstanding nominations in all areas of science and engineering. I very much look forward to presenting the award certificate to Dr. Biswas on April 4.” 

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