ENGINEER ELECTED FELLOWProf. Bob Dony, Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, the largest professional engineering society in Europe. This distinction is awarded to members who have demonstrated individual responsibility, achievement and exceptional professionalism during their career.
BOOK WINS NATIONAL AWARD Prof. John Russon, Philosophy, has received the Broadview Press/Canadian Philosophical Association's 2005 Book Prize for Human Experience: Philosophy, Neurosis and the Elements of Everyday Life. Published in 2003, the book investigates the formation of personality through family and social experience.
SENEGAL HOSTS WORKSHOP
Prof. Helen Hambly Odame, Environmental Design and Rural Development, travelled to Senegal this month to participate in a learning workshop as part of the U of G action research project “Linking Agricultural Research and Rural Radio in Africa.” The workshop was sponsored by the OPEC Fund for International Development.
SUMMERLEE GIVES KEYNOTEPresident Alastair Summerlee was a keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Charlottetown. He also led some of the conference sessions, as did College of Arts dean Jacqueline Murray; Prof. Julia Christensen- Hughes, director of Teaching Support Services; Prof. Lori Jones, Chemistry; and Prof. Rick Bates, Agricultural Economics and Business.
TAIWAN FUNDS STUDIESInternational development student Jennifer Germann has received one of three one-year language scholarships from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office of Canada. The awards were established to encourage students from Canada to pursue studies in Taiwan and to promote educational and academic relationships between universities in the two countries. Germann will begin an intensive Mandarin language program in Taiwan this September.
WINNING COMMUNICATIONS U of G students captured awards at the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow convention in Texas. Kate Roberts received an Award of Excellence in the publications division and captured first prize for magazines and for brochures and pamphlets. Top awards for writing went to Kim Waalderbos and Beth Kent and for video production to Jeanine Wallace and Heather Scott. Work by Courtney Denard and Kyle Maw was also recognized.
MUSICAL TO BE STAGEDStratford Summer Music will present The Importance of Being Earnest: A Musical Comedy for Serious People by Victor Davies and University professor emeritus Eugene Benson, English and Theatre Studies, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Stratford City Hall Auditorium. Admission is free.
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