Jinghua Nie receives President's Award for her exemplary service
Jinghua Nie has received the President’s Award for Exemplary Service, which recognizes outstanding service to the Memorial community by administrative and support staff who make significant contributions beyond normal employment responsibilities.
Manager of international programs in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ms. Nie has been with the faculty’s graduate office since 2009. For the first six years, she was their international officer, responsible for recruitment, admission and administration of MASc (computer engineering, environmental systems engineering and management and oil and gas engineering) and MEM programs. In her current position, she promotes the faculty’s graduate studies MASc and MEM programs and leads the development, promotion and co-ordination of the international aspects of the faculty. She manages a broad portfolio of stakeholders including internal units, applicants, students, parents, alumni, recruiting agencies, international partners, Canadian Embassies, among others.
Even with her extensive portfolio, she is often credited for providing excellent service to all students, faculty, staff and students.
Dr. Leonard Lye, associate dean, graduate studies, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, nominated Ms. Nie for the award and was very pleased when he learned she would be receiving this prestigious award.
“Jinghua is truly deserving of this award,” said Dr. Lye. “She does her duties with the greatest diligence and care, and goes well beyond her call of duty. She is well known for her dedication and high efficiency and admired by all faculty and staff for her excellent service.”
For Ms. Nie, receiving this award is humbling and she gives much credit to the support team she works with.
“I am deeply honoured to receive this award,” said Ms. Nie. “Any little achievement I am grateful for the enormous support I have received from faculty, staff and students. I came to Memorial as an international student. Now I am very proud to be part of the working team to contribute to Memorial’s growth.”
Since joining Memorial, Ms. Nie drafted and facilitated changes to the MASc and MEM programs as well as developed an orientation program for the programs.
She has developed an integrative strategy for the marketing and promotion of graduate programs in engineering through university visits, international conferences and events, and recruiting agencies.
She has also expanded the international markets from China to many other countries, including India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Iran, the US, Canada, Ghana, among others.