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University honours excellence among faculty and staff

Early-stage researcher award recipients: Dr. Sheldon Williamson, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (third from left) and Dr. Christopher Collins, Faculty of Science (fourth from left). With (from left): Tim McTiernan, President and Vice-Chancellor; Deborah Saucier, Provost and Vice-President; Academic; and Michael Owen, Vice-President, Research, Innovation and International.
Early-stage researcher award recipients: Dr. Sheldon Williamson, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (third from left) and Dr. Christopher Collins, Faculty of Science (fourth from left). With (from left): Tim McTiernan, President and Vice-Chancellor; Deborah Saucier, Provost and Vice-President; Academic; and Michael Owen, Vice-President, Research, Innovation and International.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) campus community celebrated the outstanding achievements of faculty and staff throughout 2015 in a special ceremony November 10 in the Science Building’s Dr. Peter Zakarow Auditorium.

The university’s annual Awards of Excellence recognition event honours individual commitment and also celebrates team achievements.

“These awards truly showcase our commitment to students – to provide an environment where we work together to deliver the best university experience to those who have chosen UOIT as their place of research and learning,” said Tim McTiernan, UOIT President and Vice-Chancellor. “It is wonderful to have an opportunity to acknowledge the collective contributions of our university’s dedicated faculty and staff. Congratulations to all of the nominees and award recipients on their outstanding achievements over the past year.”

Award categories:

  • The UOIT Team Award is presented to a team that has demonstrated exemplary performance and has made significant contributions to the university.
  • The Staff Awards of Excellence recognize staff members who have made outstanding contributions in their roles and achieved excellence in demonstrating UOIT’s core competencies.
  • The Research Excellence Awards recognize faculty who have achieved national and/or international success and recognition through their research activities and enhanced UOIT’s reputation as a research-focused institution.
  • The Teaching Excellence Awards provide recognition for teaching excellence, encourage its pursuit, publicize such excellence across the university and the wider community, and promote informed discussion of teaching and its improvement.

From a long list of distinguished nominees, the following members of the UOIT team were acknowledged for 2015:

UOIT Team Award

  • Forensic Science Team (Faculty of Science): Cecilia Hageman, Nelson Lafreniere, Helene LeBlanc, Kimberly Nugent and Stacey Sainte-Marie

Staff Awards of Excellence

  • Administrative/Technical (two awards presented): 
    • Caitlin Crompton, Office of the Provost
    • Richard Drake, Faculty of Science
  • Professional/Managerial: 
    • Marose Bellehumeur, Office of Student Life

Research Excellence

  • Early-stage researcher (two awards presented): 
    • Dr. Christopher Collins, Faculty of Science
    • Dr. Sheldon Williamson, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Teaching Excellence Awards

  • Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty: Dr. Isaac Tamblyn, Faculty of Science
  • Teaching Faculty: Connie Thurber, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Teaching Assistant: Robert Burden, Faculty of Business and Information Technology 

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