Calls for nominations for the John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship

Feb 3rd, 2015

Krista Davidson

Calls for nominations for the John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship

Nominations are open for Memorial University’s most prestigious award, the John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship. The deadline is March 1, 2015.

The award, established in 2013, recognizes faculty who embody the university’s mission by demonstrating exceptional teaching, undertaking world-class research and sharing their knowledge and expertise widely.

Recipients are honored with a lifetime designation of “Distinguished University Professor” and will receive a one-time unrestricted grant of $20,000 to support future research, teaching and/or public engagement activities at Memorial University.

Nominees for this award must have a strong and consistent record of research that is outstanding and recognized both nationally and internationally; exceptional teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; training of graduate students and other highly qualified personnel; community engagement related to their disciplinary expertise including, but not limited to, contributions to national and international organizations; and a strong record of mentorship to new faculty.

Dr. Sean Brosnan, Department of Biochemistry, and Dr. Patrick Parfrey, Faculty of Medicine, have both been named as recipients of the John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship in light of their exceptional accomplishments and contributions.

Nominations for the award will be accepted until March 1, 2015. For more information, visit www.mun.ca/honours or contact Ellen Steinhauer, Manager, Awards and Honours, 864-2651, ellens@mun.ca or Tina Winsor, 864-3104, tinaw@mun.ca

 

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