Kevin Andrew McKinnon

Research Interests

Galaxy formation and evolution, stellar halos, observational astronomy, the local group.

Biography, Education and Training

  • Born and raised in Duncan, British Columbia;
  • Attended high school at Shawnigan Lake School from 2008-2013;
  • Attended Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario) from 2013-2017;
    • Obtained a BScH from Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario) with a major in Physics and a minor in Mathematics and Statistics;
    • Worked with Dr. Stephane Courteau on Next Generation Virgo Survey Photometry and characterizing stellar halos around Virgo galaxies;

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (2016)
  • Queen's Canadian Association of Physicists Examination Prize (2017)
  • Queen's Prince of Wales Prize BScH (2017)
  • Queen's Medal in Physics (2017)
  • Canada's Governor General's Academic Silver Medal (2017)