Presidentís Award for Outstanding Research

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

Dr. Joan Crane

Dr. Joan Crane graduated from Memorial's Faculty of Medicine in 1989 and in 1994 completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology through Memorial and Dalhousie University. She went on to complete a fellowship maternal fetal medicine at Dalhousie in 1996 and a M.Sc. in community health and epidemiology in 1998.

Dr. Crane is an associate professor in obstetrics and gynecology at Memorial's faculty of medicine, practicing maternal fetal medicine with a cross-appointment in clinical epidemiology. Her research interest include induction of labour, preterm birth prediction and prevention and the use of randomized clinical trials.

Barbara Hunt

Barbara Hunt studied art at the University of Manitoba, receiving a visual art diploma with a thesis in printmaking in 1982. She established herself as a practicing artist in Winnipeg in the 1980s. She then studied at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design, in Vancouver in the early 1990s, and in 1994 received an MFA degree from Concordia University with a concentration in sculpture, ceramics, and fibres.

Ms. Hunt has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts; and the Arts Councils of Ontario, Manitoba, and Quebec. She has carried out research in residencies in Canada, Paris and Ireland. She currently teaches sculpture and drawing at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College .

Dr. Brian Veitch

Brian Veitch joined the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science in July 1998 as the Terra Nova Project Junior Chair. His goal was to generate new research activity relevant to the offshore petroleum sector, under the broad mantle of ocean environmental risk engineering. In his six years at Memorial, he has developed multidisciplinary research programs that encompass both risks to the ocean environment due to petroleum industry operations, and risks to personnel and installation safety posed by the ocean environment. Dr. Veitch said it is the collaborative atmosphere generated by his colleagues and students that fosters innovation and provides an exciting, supportive learning environment.