William Giauque: 1949 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

From humble beginnings, William Giauque’s incredible journey through life resulted in not only a Nobel Prize in 1949, but the ability to foster a lifelong passion and knowledge of chemistry during his tenure at the University of Berkeley.

Written and Researched by Joshua Mogyoros

Josh Mogyoros

Education Collaborator

I am a deeply curious human being. Although I do not think it is necessarily a healthy practice to see one’s job as a defining component of their identity, I identify as both a teacher and a student outside of the context of academia (and I am slowly beginning to identify as a writer). I have completed a Bachelor’s and Master of Science in physics at the University of Guelph; however, it was through completing the Master of Teaching program at OISE that I have come to appreciate the skills developed through my science education while simultaneously identifying the cognitive gaps that have formed by focusing my academic career on a singular way of knowing.

Storymap by Brent Crane

Brent Crane

StoryMaps Coordinator and Education Consultant

Brent Crane graduated from Nipissing University’s Concurrent Education Program with a BA Honours Specialization in Mathematics and a Minor in History in 2021. Brent’s passion for interdisciplinary education, particularly within his teachable subjects led him to work on educational resources for the Defining Moments Team. He hopes to create enthusiasm for Canadian history in learners across the nation.