UPEI celebrates its people

Recognizing outstanding achievement and service
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Dr. Aitazaz Farooque, Sustainable Design Engineering, accepts the Presidential Recognition Award for Combined Achievement from UPEI President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz.

UPEI’s annual Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit and 25-Year Service Awards were presented to faculty and staff at a ceremony on April 30, 2019. The awards, created by President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, recognize outstanding performance and dedication to students and our community on-campus, provincially, and globally.

Receiving Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit for Faculty, Librarians, Clinical Veterinary Professionals, and Clinical Nursing Instructors were the following:
• Scholarly Endeavours: Dr. Gilbert Germain, Political Science; Dr. Shafiqul Islam, Mathematical and Computational Sciences
• Service: Dr. Derek Lawther, Physics
• Combined Achievement: Dr. Aitazaz Farooque, Sustainable Design Engineering

Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit for Staff were presented in the following categories:
• Support of Student Success: Grace McCourt, Executive MBA program; Nicole Wadden Garland, Webster Centre for Teaching and Learning
• Volunteer and Community Service: Kylah Hennessey, Office of Skills Learning and Development
• Exemplary Service: Terrie Hardwick, Biology; Megan MacLean, Office of Skills Learning and Development

Receiving 25-year Service Awards were Dr. Shelley Burton, Pathology and Microbiology; Dr. Annabel Cohen, Music; Darrin Costain, Facilities Management; Dr. Anthony Couture, Philosophy; Dr. Dave Groman, Diagnostic Services; Terrie Hardwick, Biology; Kathleen Jones, Diagnostic Services; Dr. Gordon MacDonald, Mathematical and Computational Sciences; Dr. Sandra McConkey, Biomedical Sciences/Pathology and Microbiology; and Dr. Jennifer Taylor, Applied Human Sciences.

During the event, Emma Drake, president of the UPEI Student Union, presented Dr. Ann Braithwaite, Diversity and Social Justice Studies, with the UPEISU’s Faculty of the Year Award and Ashley Clark, Education, with its Staff of the Year Award.

On April 24, the UPEI Faculty Association recognized the achievements of its members at its annual faculty recognition night:
• Hessian Award for Excellence in Teaching: Dr. David Hickey, English; Dr. Jennifer Taylor, Applied Human Sciences
• Hessian Award for Excellence in Teaching (sessional): Dr. Charlene VanLeeuwen, Applied Human Sciences
• Merit Awards for Outstanding Service: Dr. Ann Braithwaite, Diversity and Social Justice Studies; Dr. Shannon Murray, English
• Merit Awards for Scholarly Achievement: Dr. Bishnu Acharya, Engineering; Dr. Collins Kamunde, Biomedical Sciences.

Recognized as retirees were Dr. Mian Ali, Economics; Dr. Tim Goddard, Education; Debra Good, Business; Dr. Stephen Howard, Mathematical and Computational Sciences; Dr. Gregory Irvine, Music; Dr. James Kemp, Biology; Dr. P. Jeffrey Lewis, Pathology and Microbiology; Dr. Geoffrey Lindsay, English; and Dr. David Seeler, Companion Animals.

Congratulations, everyone!

 

Anna MacDonald
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