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2008 presidentís awards

Outstanding faculty and staff recognized

Memorial honoured the efforts of 12 of its best educators, researchers and staff members at a special ceremony in St. John’s on Nov. 25. The 2008 President’s Awards recognized three for outstanding research; two for distinguished teaching; five for exemplary service; one for exceptional community service and one for receiving a national teaching award.


President’s Award for Outstanding Research
The President’s Award for Outstanding Research recognizes researchers who have made outstanding contributions to their scholarly disciplines. The award
includes a $5,000 research grant.




Dr. Anand Yethiraj
Physics and Physical Oceanography



President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching
President’s Awards for Distinguished Teaching recognize the teaching excellence in the university community. Each recipient of the teaching award receives a $5,000 grant contributed by the Memorial University Alumni
Association, Office of the President, and Instructional Development Office/DELT.



Dr. Valerie Legge
English

Dr. Maureen Volk
Music



University Research Professors
University research professor is a designation above the rank of professor. The title is the most prestigious award the university gives for research, and goes to faculty who have demonstrated a consistently high level of scholarship and whose research is of truly international stature. The designation carries with it a $4,000 research grant each year for five years and a reduced teaching schedule.



Dr. Peter Pope
Anthropology and Archaeology

Dr. Xiaoqiang Zhao
Mathematics and Statistics



President’s Award for Exceptional Community Service
The President’s Award for Exceptional Community Service is presented each year in recognition of employees (faculty or staff) who have demonstrated
outstanding community service. It includes a $1,000 award.



Dr. Wade Locke
Economics



3M National Teaching Fellowship
The 3M National Teaching Fellowship recognizes teaching excellence as well as educational leadership. They are awarded by the Society for Teaching and
Learning in Higher Education and are considered Canada’s most prestigious teaching awards. Nationally, up to 10 fellowships are presented each year.




Dr. TA Loeffler
Human Kinetics and Recreation



President’s Award for Exemplary Service
The President’s Award for Exemplary Service at Memorial University is presented each year to recognize employee(s) who have demonstrated outstanding service and/or who have made significant contributions to the university community beyond that normally expected for their positions. It includes a $1,000 award.



Judy Casey
Student Affairs and Services

Moya Crocker
Engineering and Applied Science

Debbie Earles
Atlantic Computational Excellence Network (ACEnet)

Denise Hooper
Student Affairs and Services

Virginia (GINNY) Ryan
The Writing Centre
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