People – Spring 2019

Joanne O’Meara

Physics professor Joanne O’Meara has won a prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship, sponsored by 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. O’Meara is known for using active-learning techniques in her classes and exploring teaching ideas.

Cate Dewey

Cate Dewey has been appointed as U of G’s associate vice-president (academic). She chaired the Department of Population Medicine for 11 years and has been a U of G professor since 1995.

Emma Nishimura

Emma Nishimura, an instructor in the School of Fine Art and Music, received Norway’s prestigious Queen Sonja Print Award. She was chosen from a field of 42 artists worldwide.

Tamara Friesen

Tamara Friesen, MA ’97, was appointed a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Edmonton. Previously she served as legal counsel for the Law Society of Alberta and Nugent Law Office and as director of legal research and writing at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. She studied Canadian literature at U of G.

Alex Charette

Alex Charette, a former B.Sc. student, was signed by the Toronto Argonauts. The wide receiver was a standout player for the Guelph Gryphons for four seasons. He also played for the Montreal Alouettes.

Ian Dohoo

Ian Dohoo, DVM ’76, PhD ’83, received the Order of Canada for his contributions to animal and human epidemiology. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Prince Edward Island.