UPEI’s 2016 Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit and 25-Year Service Awards were presented to faculty and staff at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 11. The awards, created by UPEI President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, recognize outstanding performance and dedication to students and our community on campus, provincially, and globally.
Winners of Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit for Faculty, Librarians and Clinical Veterinary Professionals were Dr. Sharon Myers, Arts, for service; Dr. Richard Lemm, Arts, and Dr. Qiang Ye, Science, for scholarly endeavours; and Dr. Brian Wagner, Science, for combined achievement.
UPEI staff members were also recognized through the Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit for Staff. Faye Murphy-Gallant, Applied Human Sciences, and Treena Smith, Student Services, each received a Presidential Recognition Award of Merit for Support of Student Success, which is presented to a UPEI employee who has made significant contributions to higher education via supporting student success.
Recipients of Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit for Exemplary Service were Michelle Gauthier, Marketing and Communications; Linda Smith, Applied Human Sciences; Bruce Ferguson, Facilities Management; and Marven MacLean, Atlantic Veterinary College. This award is presented to a UPEI employee who has demonstrated outstanding service and/or who has made significant contributions to the university community beyond that normally expected for his/her position.
Robert Doiron, Atlantic Veterinary College, and Sondra Gantner, Registrar’s Office, each received a Presidential Recognition Award of Merit for Campus Spirit. This award is presented to a UPEI employee who has fostered a sense of excitement on campus and promoted fellowship, goodwill and belonging within the University community by supporting and promoting UPEI.
Recognized with 25-Year Service Awards were Dr. Maxim Burke, Gilbert Blatch, Laurel Fisher, Dr. Gregory Irvine, Eleanor Irving, Dr. Christian Lacroix, Cathy LeClair, Dr. Geoffrey Lindsay, Dr. Deborah MacLellan, Robert “Rocky” Paquet, Heather Parry, Dr. David Speare, and Dorota Wadowska.
On Wednesday, May 4, the UPEI Faculty Association and the Office of the President sponsored the 2016 Faculty Recognition Night, which honours recipients for teaching and scholarly achievement. During the event, Hessian Merit Awards for Excellence in Teaching were awarded to Dr. Cora Gilroy, Pathology and Microbiology, and Dr. James Moran, History. Hessian Awards for Excellence in Teaching by a sessional instructor were presented to Dr. Bonnie Stewart, Education, and Christopher Vessey, Mathematical and Computational Sciences.
Presented with Merit Awards for Scholarly Achievement were Dr. Catherine Innes-Parker, English; Dr. Jason Pearson, Chemistry; and Dr. Juan Carlos Rodriguez-Lecompte, Pathology and Microbiology. This award honours faculty members who have achieved significant and continuing productivity in scholarly research and/or artistic creation, and in so doing, inspire others to aspire to such achievement. The UPEIFA Merit Award for Outstanding Service went to Dr. Wayne Peters, School of Sustainable Design Engineering.
Congratulations to all award winners!