ENGINEERING GRAD STUDENT RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP
Micha Wallace, an M.Sc. student in biological engineering, has received the 2009 Vale Inco Master’s Engineering Scholarship from the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation. Recipients of the $10,000 award are chosen for being community leaders, active volunteers and role models, especially for girls and young women. Wallace, who earned an undergraduate degree in engineering from U of G in 2007, was part of the design team that created a single-handed bicycle lever to accommodate the needs of a nine-year-old girl with a disabled left hand. The project captured first place in the 2007 Dyson Canada Design Competition.
HISTORIAN WINS BOOK PRIZE
Prof. Norman Smith, History, has received the 2008 book prize from the Canadian Women’s Studies Association/L’association canadienne des études sur les femmes. He was honoured for his book Resisting Manchukuo: Chinese Women Writers and the Japanese Occupation, published by University of British Columbia Press in 2007.
CARTER TO RECEIVE AWARD FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE
Bob Carter, assistant vice-president (physical resources), has been selected to receive a Meritorious Service Award from APPA, a U.S.-based association for facilities officers at educational institutions. Carter is one of three people receiving the honour, which is APPA’s highest individual service award. It will be presented at the organization’s 2009 conference and exhibition, to be held in Vancouver in July.
KUDOS FOR STUDENT ESSAY
Fourth-year environmental engineering student Victoria Sharpe is co-winner of the 2009 student essay competition sponsored by the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy (OCEPP). Submissions were judged on originality, quality of research and clarity. Sharpe’s winning essay, which she was invited to present at the OCEPP’s public policy conference last month in Toronto, was titled “Proposal for a Policy Framework to Transform Brownfields Into Industrial Mustard Biofuel Production Sites.”