U of G Receives Accolades, Appoints Associate Dean

July 30, 2007 - Campus Bulletin

A University of Guelph professor and a U of G program have received honours from national and international organizations, and the University has named a new associate dean.

** University professor emeritus Bruce Holub, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, was named this year's recipient of the Distinguished Nutrition Leadership Award at the annual meeting of the Canadian Nutrition Congress held recently in Winnipeg.

The award recognizes the contributions of an individual or an association to the field of nutrition within Canada and is sponsored by the Danone Institute of Canada, a non-profit foundation with a mission to improve the health and well-being of Canadians through its support of nutrition search, student awards and educational programs.

Holub was recognized for his training of students, for his research on omega-3 fatty acids and trans fats, and for sharing this information via invited lectures and interviews with print, radio, and television appearances.

** Programs offered by the University of Guelph’s Turfgrass Institute recently received top ratings by Turfnet magazine, an independent industry publication. U of G’s associate diploma in turfgrass management was ranked No. 2 among similar programs in North America, and its turf managers’ short course was listed second in its category.

** Prof. Cecelia Paine has been appointed associate dean of graduate studies for a three-year term. A U of G professor since 1990, Paine is a distinguished landscape architect who has worked both in private practice and with the National Capital Commission and is a fellow of the Canadian and American Societies of Landscape Architects. Her research centres on heritage landscape preservation and sustainable landscape design.

Paine has served as graduate co-ordinator of the master of landscape architecture program since 1999 and has been acting associate dean of graduate studies since July 2006.

“Cecelia brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of graduate studies,” says Prof. Isobel Heathcote, dean of graduate studies. “Her caring personality and deep personal commitment to quality in graduate education make her a great fit for this role.”

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