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2018 Merit Awards recipients announced

Faculty recognized for outstanding teaching, research, scholarly work and creative activities, and service

June 10, 2019 — 

The recipients of the 2018 Merit Awards have been announced. Annual applications and nominations are invited for the previous calendar year and awarded by two Joint Committees on Merit Awards.

Faculty are recognized for outstanding teaching, research, scholarly work and creative activities, and service in three categories: Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts; Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering; and Promoting Indigenous Achievement.

 

More about the Merit Awards:

  • The Merit Award is open to all University of Manitoba Faculty Associate (UMFA) members.
  • Under the provisions of Article 25 of the Collective Agreement, applications and nominations are invited for the previous calendar year.
  • Awards are divided into three major categories: Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Indigenous Achievement
  • Awards are available in five specified categories as follows:
    • Teaching (up to 8 awards)
    • Research, Scholarly Work and Other Creative Activities (up to 8 awards)
    • Service (up to 6 awards)
    • Any combination of Teaching; Research, Scholarly Work and Other Creative Activities; and Service (up to 8 awards)
    • Promoting Indigenous Achievement (up to 3 awards)
  • Each Merit Award winner will receive $3,000
  • Applications/nominations are only considered for an award in the category specified.
  • Rules: No individual shall receive more than one (1) merit award in any one year, or more than one (1) merit award per category in a three (3) year period.

 

 

Merit Award Winners for 2018 Calendar Year: $3,000 each

Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts

Teaching:

Parshotam Das, Department of Business Administration, Asper School of Business 

Sarah Elvins, Department of History, Faculty of Arts

Janine Montgomery, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Gregg Olsen, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Faculty of Arts

 

Research, Scholarly Work and Creative Activities:

Laura Funk, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Faculty of Arts

Debbie Kelly, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Royce Koop, Department of Political Studies, Faculty of Arts 

Merli Tamtik, Department of Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology, Faculty of Education

 

Service:

Tracey Peter, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Faculty of Arts

Catherine Robbins, Desautels Faculty of Music

Virginia Torrie, Faculty of Law

 

Combination:

Michelle Faubert, Department of English, Theatre, Film and Media, Faculty of Arts

Julie Guard, Department of History, Faculty of Arts

Orly Linovski, Department of City Planning, Faculty of Architecture

Lori Wilkinson, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Faculty of Arts

 

 

Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering

Teaching:

No nominations.

 

Research, Scholarly Work and Creative Activities:

Ying Chen, Department of Biosystems Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Keith Fowke, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Joseph Gordon, College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences 

Song Liu, Department of Biosystems Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

 

Service:

Denice Bay, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Michael Czubryt, Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Christina Lengyel, Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

 

Combination:

Silvia Alessi-Severini, College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Kim Ominski, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Khodr Shamseddine, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science

 

 

 

Promoting Indigenous Achievement

No nominations.

 

Congratulations to all of the deserving recipients!

See more on the Merit Awards and the nomination process.

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