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Staff of the Manitoba Institute for Materials recognized at the 2015 Awards of Excellence

June 28, 2015 — 

The 2015 Awards of Excellence reception was hosted by President Barnard on Wednesday 24th June 2014. These awards recognize outstanding service of individuals and teams to the university community.

This year, two staff of the Manitoba Institute for Materials, Jennifer Low McEleney (Operations Manager, MIM) and Kevin McEleney (Lab Manager, MIM/Faculty of Science) were recognized as part of the team that has implemented the construction and commissioning of the new Materials and Composites Characterization Facility that is nearing completion. Along with their counterparts, Audrey Marcinco-Jerris (Architectural Services) and Mike Pratt (Physical Plant), Jennifer and Kevin have tirelessly translated the vision of a world-class research and training facility into reality.

This has been an enormous task involving considerable attention to detail so that the installation of $6,000,000 of research instrumentation can mesh with the refurbishment and construction of the facility.Their dedication and communication skills have been critical to ensuring that the project has proceeded as close to schedule as could be projected and is likely to be completed within the budget parameters laid out.

Commenting on the award, Derek Oliver (Director, MIM) observed that “Jennifer and Kevin have provided an example of effective interdisciplinary collaboration and have laid the foundations for the future success of this exciting venture.” Congratulations!

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