Belbin, director of Student Success Programs, was selected
as a member of the board of the Canadian Association of Colleges
and University Student Services (CACUSS), for a two-year appointment
effective June 2005.
Mary Dalton, English, and Professor
Emeritus Alastair Macdonald have been shortlisted for
the 2005 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards. The Writers’
Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador has shortlisted Ms.
Dalton’s book of poems Merrybegot and Mr. McDonald’s
If More Winters, or this the Last for the E. J. Pratt
Poetry Award. The winners will be announced April 21 at an
awards presentation at Government House.
Drs. Jackie Elliott and Greg Rideout,
Family Medicine residents, received the Chairman’s Award
for their study on Delivery of Reproductive Health Services
to Adolescents by Family Physicians in Newfoundland and Labrador,
presented March 7 at Family Medicine Residents Research Day.
Dr. Bhavin Patel, Family Medicine
resident, received the Research Director’s Award for
his study entitled Slipping Through the Cracks? Suicides in
Nain, presented March 7 at Family Medicine Residents Research
Dr. David Schneider, associate
dean (research) in the Faculty of Science and professor, Department
of Biology, has been awarded the Northeastern Association
of Graduate Schools (NAGS) Teaching Award for 2004-05. The
award recognizes excellence and creativity in the teaching
of graduate students. Dr. Schneider will accept his award
at the upcoming NAGS annual meeting award luncheon, Friday,
April 8, in New Haven, Connecticut.
Rob Shea, director of Career
Development and Experiential Learning, was selected as president-elect
of the Canadian Association of Colleges and University Student
Services (CACUSS). CACUSS represents the professional interests
of 983 college and university student service professionals
across Canada. His four year term of office will begin June
Dr. Peter Sinclair, Sociology,
has been chosen by the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology
Association for an Outstanding Contribution to Canadian Sociology
Award. He will be presented with this award at the annual
meetings of the Learned Societies at the University of Western
Ontario March 31.
Angela Tate, a PhD student in
Engineering, has been chosen by the Senior Women Academic
Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) to receive the SWAAC Graduate
Student Award of Merit. The award was established “to
recognize women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership
in their university and in the community while maintaining
an exemplary academic record.” The SWAAC award consists
of $1,000 and a plaque. Ms. Tate will receive the award at
a gala dinner in Charlottetown in May.
Dr. Fereidoon Shahidi, University
Research Professor, Department of Biochemistry, has been named
the winner of the 2005 IFT (Institute of Food Technologists)
Stephen S. Chang Award for Lipid/Flavour Science. This award
recognizes significant contributions in the lipid area for
outstanding fundamental research leading to applications in
the food and nutritional product areas. The award consists
of a Steuben Crystal Sculpture and a cheque for $3,000. Dr.
Shahidi is the first Canadian ever to receive this award.
Dr. Shahidi is also the recipient of IFT Fellow award that
is a unique distinction conferred on an individual of outstanding
and extraordinary qualifications and experience for overall
contributions in the field of food science and technology.
These awards will be presented to Dr. Shahidi during the 2005
Annual Meeting of the IFT in New Orleans, Louisiana, in July
2005. IFT is the largest scientific organization in the field
of food science and technology with over 25,000 members globally.
Dr. Shahidi was the recipient of a Merit Award from IFT in