OVC PROF NAMED FELLOW
Prof. John Prescott, chair of the Department of Pathobiology, has been named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, one of the highest honours for members of the Canadian health sciences community. It recognizes contributions to the promotion of health science and substantial accomplishments in the field.
SOCIOLOGIST WINS PRIZE
Prof. Cecil Foster, Sociology and Anthropology, received the 2008 John Porter Tradition of Excellence Book Prize from the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) for his work Blackness and Modernity: The Colour of Humanity and the Quest for Freedom. He will deliver the 2009 Porter Lecture at the CSA's annual meeting in Ottawa in May.
FOOD SCIENTIST RECOGNIZED
Prof. Milena Corredig, Food Science, has received the 2008 American Dairy Science Association Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Foods. The award recognizes a young dairy foods scholar who shows potential research and educational leadership.
CSA NAMES TOP TEACHER
The Central Student Association's 2008 Teaching Excellence Award was presented to OVC sessional instructor Babak Faramarzi this summer. A recent doctoral graduate, he was recognized for fostering a discussion-based learning environment, his relationship with students and his ability to connect classroom experiences to real life.
At the annual conference of the Ontario Historical Society, University professor emeritus Gil Stelter, History, received the Carnohan Award for his lifelong dedication to community heritage. Adjunct professor Margaret Derry's book Killarney received the Fred Landon Award for best in regional history.
BOOK LAUNCH PLANNED
Prof. Craig Pearson, presidential adviser on international programs, and Judith Nasby, director and curator of the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, will launch their new book, The Cultivated Landscape: An Exploration of Art and Agriculture, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bookshelf and Sept. 24 at noon at the art centre.
MICROSOFT RECOGNIZES COMPUTING STUDENT
Benjamin Coe, a master's student in computing science, was named Microsoft's Design Student of the Month for August. This honour recognizes students in Canada who are doing innovative work to improve people's lives through computer design.
RETIREMENT RECEPTION SET
A reception will be held Sept. 11 for Prof. William Woodward, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, who is retiring after 29 years at U of G. It runs from 4 to 6 p.m. at the University Club.