Dr. David Schneider of the Department of Ocean Science, who holds a cross-appointment with the Department of Biology, is the recipient of the 2012 President’s Award for Outstanding Graduate and Postgraduate Student Supervision.
Dr. Schneider joined the Ocean Sciences Centre at Memorial in 1984, and is now one of the university’s senior scholars. His 28-year track record in graduate supervision includes 42 graduate students, including 34 master’s and eight doctoral students, in addition to serving on the committee of 57 other graduate students.
He gives individual graduate students personal attention and is a master of the delicate art of providing productive feedback on student work. Indeed he has become known for his uncanny ability to identify and rescue students and to get them back on track. His students describe him as supportive, caring and loyal.
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