Dr. Andrew Pon - Plaskett Medal winner

Dr. Andrew Pon, who completed his doctoral studies at the University of Victoria under the supervision of Dr. Douglas Johnstone (UVic, NRC- Herzberg), is this year's recipient of the prestigious J.S. Plaskett Medal in recognition of his outstanding doctoral thesis entitled "Shocks, Superbubbles and Filaments: Investigations into Large Scale Gas Motions in Giant Molecular Clouds".

Dr. Pon was also awarded the Governor-General's Gold Medal for the best doctoral thesis at this year's convocation ceremony at the University of Victoria.  He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Leeds where he is continuing his research into turbulent dissipation and shock heating in molecular clouds.