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REF NO.: 43

SUBJECT: Memorial University to recognize outstanding faculty and staff today

DATE: Nov. 13

Note to editors:

Media representatives are invited to two awards ceremonies that are taking place at Memorial University today. Both are part of the Celebrate Memorial celebrations taking place from Nov. 1-16. Outstanding faculty (reaching and research) are being honoured at 12 noon, and the efforts of outstanding staff are being recognized at 2:30 p.m. details follow below:

Wednesday, Nov. 13 - Teaching and Research Awards Presentation

Excellence in teaching and research at Memorial will be highlighted in this annual awards presentation ceremony. Through a competitive selection process, faculty members with demonstrated achievement in teaching and research are accorded one of the following distinctions: the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, the President's Award for Outstanding Research or University Research Professor. Six awards will be presented at this event which will take place in the upper concourse of the Arts and Culture Centre from 12-2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 13 - Employee Service Awards Presentation

This annual event acknowledges the service and important contributions of the university's many long-serving employees. A wine and cheese reception will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the University Club (5th Floor Arts Building Annex), where employees who have served for 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years will be greeted by the university president and will be presented with a commemorative certificate and lapel pin. At this time, the President's Award for Exemplary Service will be presented to five university employees who have been recognized by both their colleagues and the senior administration of the university.

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