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REF NO.: 113

SUBJECT: Memorial University faculty members named professores emeriti

DATE: July 20

Six Memorial University professors have been accorded the honour reserved for highly distinguished faculty members.

The six individuals will be publicly recognized as professores emeriti at a future session of convocation.

Dr. Ken Barter, School of Social Work; Dr. Shakti Chandra, Faculty of Medicine; Dr. Alice Collins, Faculty of Education; Dr. Beverley Diamond, School of Music; Dr. Alex Faseruk, Faculty of Business Administration; and Dr. Edgar Goodaire, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science; have been awarded the title.

A professor emeritus or emerita is a retired member of the faculty who has served at least 10 years as a regular full-time faculty member and held the rank of professor upon retirement. The prime criterion for nomination is a sustained and superlative record as a scholar, as a teacher, or as an academic administrator or any combination of these.

Candidates for the rank of professor emeritus/emerita are nominated by their academic units and, as with candidates for honorary degrees, the nominations are then reviewed by the Senate’s Committee on Honorary Degrees and Ceremonial. The candidates are approved by the university’s Senate and Board of Regents.

Biographies of all six professores emeriti can be found here.

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For more information, please contact David Sorensen, communications, Memorial University, at 709-864-2142 or sorensen@mun.ca.

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