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The Computer and Data Communications Shop in the Department of Technical Services recently received a special award from Apple Care Canada. The shop was recognized for being in the top five per cent of all Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASP) in North America. Meanwhile, Technical Services employee Robert Murphy received a Commitment to Excellence plaque from Apple for his accomplishments in the Apple Care Service to Excellence program.

Dr. Ronald Rompkey, left, and Jean-Pierre Kelche

Dr. Ronald Rompkey, Department of English, was elected vice-preisdent of the Canadian Association of Members of the Ordre Nationale du Mérite at the annual meeting in Quebec City on May 31. In this photo, he is congratulated by Général d’armée Jean-Pierre Kelche, Chancellor of the order.

Cod: The Ecological History of the North Atlantic Fisheries by Dr. George Rose is the gold medal winner of the Independent Publisher Book Award for Canada-East Best Regional Non-Fiction. In Cod: The Ecological History of the North Atlantic Fisheries, George Rose tells the full story of the devastation of the North Atlantic cod stocks, in scientific detail, for the first time - from the formation of the North Atlantic marine ecosystems to the massive stock declines in the last half of the 20th century.

Dr. Anne Sclater, chair of the Discipline of Medicine, has been named the 2008 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Kilborn Memorial Visiting Professor to the West China University of Medical Sciences in Chengdu. The purpose of this year’s visiting professorship is to enable a Canadian specialist to visit West China University of Medical Sciences for a three-week period in the fall of 2008 and to contribute to the education of students and the professional development of the faculty of the school in the discipline of geriatric medicine.