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Andrew Kim, manager, enrolment and strategic initiatives, School of Graduate Studies, was selected as the 2011 recipient of the American Association of Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) Strategic Enrolment Management Award of Excellence (SAE) for Canadian institutions. The SAE is a peer-reviewed awards program that recognizes outstanding achievement and visionary leadership in strategic enrolment management. Mr. Kim was presented the award at the 2011 AACRAO SEM conference in San Diego, Calif. AACRAO is a non-profit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education admission and registration professionals representing more than 2,600 institutions and agencies around the world.

In a ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center on June 13, 2011, Dr. Jean M. Snook, professor, Department of German and Russian, was awarded the $10,000 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize, presented by the Consul General of Germany. Dr. Snook is the first Canadian to have won this prestigious prize for German to English translation. It was awarded for her translation of Gert Jonke's avant-garde novel Der ferne Klang, published by Dalkey Archive Press in 2010 as The Distant Sound. A manuscript excerpt of the same book won her the inaugural Austrian Cultural Forum Translation Prize, awarded in New York City in 2009.