B.Sc. 1963 University of British Columbia
Ph.D. 1967 Florida State University
Field Physical Chemistry
RECORD OF EMPLOYMENT
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba, 1969-72
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba, 1972-78
Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba, 1978-80, 1987
Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba, 1980-86
Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Guelph, 1988-93
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Guelph, 1987, 1994-present
AWARDS, PRIZES, AND FELLOWSHIPS
December 1966. Elected to the Florida State University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.
1975. Royal Society and Nuffield Foundation Commonwealth Bursary.
1977, Rh Institute Award for Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship and Research in the Natural Sciences.
March 1979. Elected Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada.
1986-88. Canada Council Killam Research Fellowship.
1990-94 Principal Investigator. Federal Centre of Excellence for Research in Molecular and Interfacial Dynamics.
August 1992. Gerhard Herzberg Award of the Spectroscopy Society of Canada for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Spectroscopy.
February 2000. LaSueur Memorial Award for the Society of Chemical Industry in recognition of outstanding service to chemical industry in Canada.
May 2001. Montreal Medal from the Chemical Institute of Canada for significant leadership in or for an outstanding contribution for the profession of chemistry in Canada.
Chemistry courses at all levels from first year to graduate. Supervised 11 M.Sc. and 6 Ph.D. students to graduation.
INVITED PRESENTATIONS, CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION, etc..
October 1997, University of Rochester, Rochester, U.S.A. and Syracuse University, Syracuse, U.S.A., invited seminar. "Highly Vibrationally Excited Molecules: Sources of Overtone Intensity and Interactions with Methyl Internal Rotation."
January 1998, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand, invited seminar. "Highly Vibrationally Excited Molecules: Sources of Overtone Intensity and Interactions with Methyl Internal Rotation."
May 1998, Toronto, Rubber Chemistry Division Meeting, invited speaker. "The Structure of the CIC and its Constituent Societies."
June 15 - June 27, 1998. Led a delegation of academic and industrial chemists to China. The invitation to lead the delegation came from the People to People Ambassador Program. The delegation visited Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai and held discussions with representatives of Chinese Universities, Government and Chemical Industries.
November 1997 - August 1999. Planning Committee to prepare the bid to bring the 2003 IUPAC Congress and General Assembly to Ottawa.
August 1999 - 2003. Chair of the Scientific Planning Committee and member of the Executive Committee for the 39th IUPAC Congress and the 86th CSC Annual Conference, and the 42nd IUPAC General Assembly, 2003, Ottawa.
October 2000, University of Guelph, Department of Physics, invited seminar. "Molecular Stretching, Singing, and Spinning."
December 2000, Honolulu, U.S.A., PACIFICHEM 2000, invited speaker (H.G.Kjaergaard, M.W.P.Petryk, R.J.Proos, Z.Rong, D.M.Turnbull and C.Zhu). "Overtone Spectral Interactions Between CH-Stretching and Methyl Internal Rotation."
April 2001, University of Arizona, Tucson, U.S.A., invited seminar. "Molecular Stretching, Singing, and Spinning."
May 2001, Montreal, 84th Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, invited speaker (Montreal Medal Address). "Canadian Chemistry and Local Vibrational Modes."
February 2002, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland, invited seminar. "Molecular Stretching, Singing, and Spinning."
April 2004. (GWC)2 Annual Seminar. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, invited seminar. "Some vibrations are Just Not Normal."
August 2004. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, invited seminar. "Some vibrations are Just Not Normal."
CIC/CSC/IUPAC, etc., ACTIVITIES
Canadian Society for Chemistry, President, June 1992 - June 1993.
Canadian Society for Chemistry, Past President, June 1993 - June 1995.
Chemical Institute of Canada, Vice Chair, June 1996 - June 1997, Chair, June 1997 - June 1998, Past Chair, June 1998 - June 1999.
Canadian Society for Chemistry representative on the Canadian National Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (CNC-IUPAC), March 1995 - March 2004.
Chair of the CNC-IUPAC Award Committee, 1995 - 1998
Selection Committee for the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame (National Museum of Science and Technology), September 1996 - September 2000.
Chair of CNC-IUPAC, April 1999 - March 2003.
Leader of the Canadian Delegation to the 40th IUPAC General Assembly, Berlin, August 1999.
Leader of the Canadian Delegation to the 41st IUPAC General Assembly, Brisbane, August 2001.
Canadian Representative at the World Chemistry Leadership Meeting in Brisbane, August 2001.
IUPAC Special Working Party on National Subscriptions and Related Financial Matters, September 2001 - April 2002.
IUPAC Vice President (2004, 05), President (2006, 07), and Past President (2008, 09)
SELECTED UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY INTERACTIONS
Executive of the Society for Chemical Industry, since September 1992. Vice-Chair, September 1993. Chair, September 1994 - September 1995. Past Chair, September 1995 - September 1996. CIC representative September 1996 - Sepetmber 2000.
Board of Directors - Institute for Chemical Science and Technology, since April 1991. Vice Chair of the Board, April 1992 - April 1994. Chair of Board, April 1994 - April 1995, Past Chair, April 1995 - October 1995, Acting Chair, October 1995 - April 1996. Past Chair, April 1996 - April 1998.
Chemical Sector Grouping Consultative Committee, December 1991 - November 1993. This committee, that consisted primarily of CEO's of Chemical Companies, presented a report on competitiveness in the Canadian Chemical Industry to the Honourable Michael Wilson in May 1992. BRH also served on a subcommittee that considered the importance of innovation in the chemical industry. That subcommittee presented a report in January, 1993.