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Dr. Katherine Schultz Research Recognition Awards
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|Description:||Two (2) awards will be granted annually to a UPEIFA member, staff member, and/or a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to the research enterprise at UPEI. A call-out for nominations will be distributed across campus each spring.|
|Background:||Dr. Katherine Schultz was appointed the first Vice-President, Research & Development, at UPEI in 2001. She received her PhD in 1983 from the University of Mantitoba in Psychology, specializing in Behavioural Neuroscience. Before assuming her responsibilities at UPEI, she served as Associate Vice-President, Research & Gradute Studies at the University of Winnipeg from 1994 to 2001. Under Dr. Schultz's leadership, UPEI has realized remarkable growth - over 600% in research funding. In her leadership role dedicated to the research strength at UPEI, she recognized the incredible contributions made in support of research by faculty, staff and volunteers. Dr. Schultz established these awards to honour UPEI faculty, staff and volunteers who play a critical role supporting UPEI research endeavours. The research success of an institution rests fundamentally on the excellence, dedication and insights of its researchers and their teams of collaborators, trainees, students and technicians. Howe ver, their success also rests on the work of those who might be labelled the "unsung heroes" of the research enterprise - that is, those whose work behind the scenes and serve to make it all possible - faculty, staff and volunteers - who focus their service on the committees that enable research to proceed; ethics, policy development and internal grants. For example: those who bring their expertise to ensuring legislative, regulatory and best practice compliance; and those who keep the accounts, fine tune t he proposals, develop contracts and steer strategic initiatives that enable research success. Without the dedication, professionalism and commitment of these individuals, our researchers and their research endeavours would be seriously constrained. Dr. Schultz established these annual recognition awards to recognize the excellence and ongoing outstanding contributions of these "behind the scenes" drivers of the research enterprise, open to nominations from across campus.|