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Campus Bulletin

July 06, 2004

U of G faculty, staff earn accolades

Several University of Guelph professors and a senior staff member have received recent honours from national and international organizations.

Prof. Julia Christensen Hughes, director of U of Gís Teaching Support Services and an associate professor in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, was elected president of the national Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. The association is made up of some 600 faculty, educational developers and administrators who are interested in improving teaching and learning in higher education. Established in 1981, the society sponsors, among other things, the prestigious 3M Teaching Fellowships. As president, Christensen Hughes will represent Canada within the International Consortium of Educational Developers.

Prof. Maurice Nelischer, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, received the prestigious Outstanding Educator Award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture during its annual conference in New Zealand. The 1,500-member international organization is made up of landscape architecture faculty from more than 20 countries. The award is presented each year to one member to recognize significant contributions to professional education and innovation in teaching. Nelischer served as the associationís secretary from 1984 to 1985 and was president from 1994 to 1995.

Prof. Michael Nightingale, vice-provost and chief academic officer for the University of Guelph-Humber, received one of the first honorary degrees from the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Along with Dianne Cunningham, former Ontario minister of training, colleges and universities, Nightingale received a baccalaureate of applied studies during Humberís summer convocation in June. Nightingale was recognized for his support and leadership in helping to establish the University of Guelph-Humber.

Nancy Sullivan, vice-president (finance and administration), received the Ken Clements Award from the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO). CAUBOís most prestigious award recognizes university administrators who have made an outstanding contribution to the profession of higher education management and administration. The award is named for Ken Clements, who was the groupís executive director for 23 years.

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