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News Release

December 11, 2002

U of G members receive Queen's Golden Jubilee medals

Several current and past members of the University of Guelph have been awarded Queen's Golden Jubilee Medals. The medals commemorate the 50th anniversary of Her Majesty's reign as Queen of Canada and were awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their community or their country.

Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal recipients include:

• Natalie Barrales-Hall, U of G student, Youth Leadership
• Iain Campbell, physics professor, Lifetime Achievement
• Ken Kasha, retired crop science professor, Member of the Order of Canada
• Murdo MacKinnon, former dean of the College of Arts, Lifetime Achievement
• Ab Moore, former director of Audiovisual Services and former chair of the
Department of Rural Extension Studies, Lifetime Achievement
• Michael Raine, U of G student, Community
• Mordechai Rozanski, U of G president, Higher Education
• Clayton Switzer, former dean of OAC, Lifetime Achievement
• Michael Walsh, chair of U of G Board of Governors, Higher Education

Brenda Chamberlain, MP for Guelph-Wellington, presented the medals to local citizens in a ceremony at Guelph Place Banquet Hall. "The awarding of Golden Jubilee Medals provides us with the opportunity to pay tribute to those who have distinguished themselves by virtue of their talents and their service to both community and country," she said.

Barrales-Hall, Campbell, Kasha, Rozanski and Walsh are among medal recipients currently at the university. Barrales-Hall, a first-year student, was involved with Crimestoppers at Centennial High School, volunteers with Homewood's eating disorders program and works with Alzheimer's patients.

Campbell was selected because of his work in each of the principal functions of the academy: teaching, research and service. "I am absolutely delighted and honoured by this recognition," he said.

Kasha, who was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1994 for his work on developing systems to improve crop plants, has developed new concepts in genetics and improved culture of single cells.

Rozanski was awarded a medal through the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada for his contributions to higher education.

Walsh was awarded a medal for excellence in leadership and governance of a post-secondary institution.

The medal, made of gold-plated bronze, is produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. The Queen is pictured on one side, and the reverse features a maple leaf. The design concept of the medal was developed by the Chancellery of Honours. The effigy of the Queen was designed by Canadian artist Dora de Pιdery-Hunt.

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