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UTSC prof first to win international honour

Myrna Simpson in her laboratory

Professor Myrna Simpson has had a good year. Having received the UTSC Principal’s Research Award and a Discovery Accelerator Supplements award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, she’s now the first recipient of a new international award.

Simpson received the inaugural P.M. Huang Award at the July conference Interactions of Soil Minerals with Organic Components and Microorganisms in Montreal, in recognition of her work in understanding the evolving carbon cycle and the impact of climate change on soil. The International Union of Soil Sciences created the award this year to honour the late Dr. Pan Ming Huang, an eminent soil science researcher.