Staff excellence

Science recognizes the passion and commitment of its staff by presenting an annual Award for Staff Excellence.

Nick Braam
As supervisor of the Electronics Shop, Nicolas Braam has proved invaluable on projects ranging from honours students’ experiments, to one-of-a–kind custom lab equipment, to unique lecture demonstration equipment, and even to large, international collaborative experiments.

Nicolas Braam

2019-2020 Recipient: Award for Staff Excellence

Nicolas Braam has been an integral part of the department for 14 years, the last two as Supervisor of the Electronics Shop. As a result of his tireless efforts, Nick has proved invaluable on projects ranging from honours students’ experiments, to one-of-a–kind custom lab equipment, to unique lecture demonstration equipment, and even to large, international collaborative experiments.  
 
Whatever project Nick is involved in, it is a hallmark of his work ethic that he always goes above and beyond what is expected of him. 
As Supervisor of the Electronics Shop, Nick has carried on seamlessly with the vision set in motion by his predecessor, providing cutting-edge electronic design consultation and fabrication for our labs and our researchers.  In doing so, he has garnered respect from everyone who interacts with him. He is approachable, diligent, resourceful, and professional.  

Nick’s leadership, vision, and commitment, combined with his productive collaborations make him a key fixture in the Department of Physics & Astronomy!

 

Past recipients: Award for Staff Excellence
2018/2019 Carol Anne Sargent (Mathematics and Statistics)
2017/2018 Mike Delsey (Biology)
2016/2017 Duncan Johannessen (Earth and Ocean Sciences)
2015/2016 Elaine Cumming (Mathematics and Statistics)
2014/2015 Sean Adams (Chemistry)
2013/2014 Kelly Choo (Mathematics and Statistics)
2012/2013 Jody Spence (Earth and Ocean Sciences)
2011/2012 Neil Honkanen (Physics and Astronomy)
2010/2011 Janice Gough (Biology) and David Nelles (School of Earth and Ocean Sciences)