Distinguished Scholar Medal

Aimee SurprenantThe Dean of Science Distinguished Scholar Medal recognizes outstanding and sustained contributions which demonstrate a balanced approach to scholarly activities in both teaching and research. It is awarded by the Dean of Science to a deserving faculty member in the Faculty of Science, and is not necessarily awarded every year.

Nominations are now closed for the 2017 Dean of Science Distinguished Scholar Medal. Official announcement of the 2017 award recipient will be made at the Faculty of Science Dean's Award Ceremony in September. 

The spirit in which the Distinguished Scholar Medal is awarded is:

All professional staff at Memorial University of Newfoundland have two primary obligations: to seek new knowledge and to transmit their accumulated knowledge to others. All decisions affecting the career of a professor must therefore take into consideration his or her performance in the areas of research and teaching.


Distinguished Scholar Medal Recipients

2017 - Aimée Surprenant, Department of Psychology
2016 - Dr. Fran Kerton, Department of Chemistry
2014 - Dr. John Hanchar, Department of Earth Sciences
2012 - Dr. Jeremy Hall, Department of Earth Sciences
2011 - Dr. Graham Bodwell, Department of Chemistry
2009 - Dr. Jie Xiao, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2008 - Dr. David Schneider, Ocean Sciences Centre
2004 - Dr. John T. Brosnan, Department of Biochemistry
2003 - Dr. John deBruyn, Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography
2002 - Dr. Wlodek Zuberek, Department of Computer Science
2001 - Dr. Michael Morrow, Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography
1997 - Dr. S. Paddi Reddy, Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography
1996 - Dr. Peter Booth, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
1995 - Dr. Michael Rochester, Department of Earth Sciences
1994 - Dr. Murray Brooker, Department of Chemistry
1994 - Dr. Carolyn Harley, Department of Psychology
1993 - Dr. Margaret Brosnan, Department of Biochemistry


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