Faculty Awards Programs

Dalhousie Diversity Faculty Awards

The Dalhousie Diversity Faculty Awards (DDFA) program is a recruitment initiative designed to increase the number of faculty members who come from historically under-represented groups. The program was introduced in 2011 in partnership with the Dalhousie Faculty Association and augmented through collective bargaining. 

To date, Dalhousie has awarded eleven DDFA's as follows:

Saurabh Chitnis Department of Chemistry 2018
Leonardo Perez Fountain School of Performing Arts  2018
Miao Zhang Department of Earth Sciences-profile coming soon  2018
Rita Orji Faculty of Computer Science 2017
Eric Oliver Department of Oceanography 2017
Ren Thomas School of Planning 2016
Ajay Parasram Department of International Development Studies 2016
Tamara Franklin Department of Psychology and Neuroscience 2015
Diana Lewis Department Sociology & Social Anthropology 2015
Shauntay Grant Department of English 2015
Hany El Naggar Department of Civil and Resource Engineering 2014
Amy Bombay School of Nursing and Department of Psychiatry 2014

The call for 2018 submissions is now closed. 

To learn more about the DDFA program, please read these guidelines [PDF].

If you have questions about the Dalhousie Diversity Faculty Awards Program, please contact Marlo Shinyei, Academic HR Consultant, marlo.shinyei@dal.ca or 902.494.2965.


University Research Professorships

The title of University Research Professor is granted to a limited number of individual
Dalhousie faculty members who have achieved distinction in scholarship. View the Terms of Reference [PDF - 63 KB] for more details on research professorships.

Current University Research Professors
Ingrid Sketris College of Pharmacy 2017-2022
Zhizhang Chen Electrical and Computer Engineering 2017-2022
Evangelos Milios Computer Science 2017-2022
John Archibald Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  2016-2021
Jocelyn Downie Schulich School of Law 2016-2021
Graham Gagnon Civil and Resource Engineering 2016-2021
Yuri Leving Russian 2016-2021
Julia Wright English 2016-2021

Past University Research Professors

Roy Duncan Microbiology and Biophysics 2012-2017
Alan Fine Physiology & Biophysics 2012-2017
Robert Brownstone Surgery/Anatomy & Neurobiology 2011-2016
John Cullen Oceanography 2011-2016
Philip Girard Law 2011-2016
Gregory Hanlon History 2011-2016
Richard Nowakowski Math & Stats 2011-2016
Hal Whitehead Biology 2011-2016
Richard Devlin Law 2010-2015
Raymond Klein
Psychology 2010-2015
Ian Meinertzhagen Psychology 2010-2015
Arnold Mitnitski Medicine 2010-2015
Mary Anne White Chemistry 2010-2015
Richard Brown
Psychology 2009-2014
Sarah Iverson Biology 2009-2014