Kudos from the Vice-President Academic and Provost celebrates external recognition for outstanding achievements of Dalhousie faculty, staff, and students.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Congratulations to the following professors, instructors, and alumni from the Department of Theatre who were honoured recently with Merritt Awards for the highest achievements in Nova Scotia theatre in 2010. Members of faculty who received awards were as follows:
- Susan Stackhouse (Theatre): Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her role as Nat in Rabbit Hole at Neptune Theatre
- Susan Leblanc-Crawford (Acting): Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role as Sam in Five Easy Steps to the End of the World with Zuppa Theatre
- Leesa Hamilton (Costume Studies): Mayor’s Award for an Outstanding Emerging Theatre Artist
- John Beale (Acting): Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as John Hale in The Crucible with Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
- Zuppa Theatre, comprised of Dal Theatre alumni Alex McLean, Susan Leblanc-Crawford, Ben Stone, and Stewart Legere, won Best Production for Five Easy Steps to the End of the World. FASS alumna Louisa Adamson was recognized for Outstanding Lighting Design for the same show.
Faculty of Health Professions
Congratulations to David Gardner (Pharmacy) who, along with co-author Michael Teehan, have had their book, Antipsychotics and their Side Effects, published. The book is a clinician’s guide to rational antipsychotic treatment selection and patient monitoring. The book comprehensively reviews antipsychotic treatment selection and patient monitoring, reviewing antipsychotic side effects and providing support for treatment selection and monitoring via comparative reviews of each antipsychotic.
Congratulations to Marilyn MacKay-Lyons (Physiotherapy) who has been awarded the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s most prestigious award, the Enid Graham Memorial Lecture. Dr. MacKay-Lyons will present her lecture at Congress 2011 in Whistler, British Columbia.
Congratulations to Jean Hughes (Nursing), one member of the eight interprofessional teams, selected from more than 30 institutions throughout North America, to attend the Millennium Conference 2011 on Critical Thinking, sponsored by the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The conference will take place in Wellesley, Massachusetts in May 2011.
Congratulations to Micheal Ungar (Social Work) upon the publication of his book, The Social Worker, A Novel, published by Pottersfield Press and being distributed by Nimbus Publishing. The launch party is being held on April 26, co-sponsored by the Nova Scotia Association of Social Workers, with all profits from book sales being donated to Phoenix Youth Programs.
Faculty of Medicine
Congratulations to Dianne Delva, Martin Gardner, David Petrie and Preston Smith (Medicine) – along with Jean Hughes noted above – members of one of the eight interprofessional teams selected from more than 30 institutions throughout North America to attend the Millennium Conference 2011 on Critical Thinking, sponsored by the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The conference will take place in Wellesley, Massachusetts in May 2011.
Faculty of Science
Congratulations to Jaime Wertman (student, Biology) who won the Canadian Botanical Association’s regional undergraduate award for best oral presentation in Botany, entitled, “Do mitochondria catalyse programmed cell death in the lace plant,” at the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences (APECS) Biology conference held in March in Halifax. Ms. Wertman also won first place for her oral presentation, entitled, “Mitochondria: supplies energy for life and signals for death in the lace plant,” at the 3rd Annual Northeast Undergraduate Research Development Symposium (NURDS), held in March in Maine. (Supervisor: Arunika Guanwardena)
Congratulations to Don Weaver (Chemistry) upon receiving the Heinz Lehmann Award for 2011, the premier award in psychiatric research from the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology. It recognizes outstanding contributions by a single individual in the field of research in neuropsychopharmacology in Canada, based on originality and uniqueness of approach to clinical or laboratory research that had led to new, significant neuropsychoparmacological knowledge or concepts, or to the development of new therapeutic agents for the treatment of mental diseases, as evidenced by a large body of neuropsychopharmacological research done over a period of years. The award will be presented in May in Montreal.
Congratulations to Jessica Wilson, Matt Vaughan, Annina Margreth and Luke Hilchie (students, Earth Sciences) who competed successfully at the Atlantic Geoscience Society Annual Meeting and Colloquium held in Fredericton, New Brunswick in February. Ms. Wilson won the Rupert H. MacNeil Award for best student paper, and Mr. Vaughan received honourable mention for the same award. Ms. Margreth was co-winner of the Graham Williams Award for best student poster. Mr. Hilchie received honourable mention for the Sandra Barr Award for best graduate student oral presentation.
Congratulations to Rebecca A. Jamieson (Earth Sciences) upon receiving the Best Paper Award, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 2010, for The Grenville Orogen explained? Applications and limitations of integrating numerical models with geological and geophysical data. In: “Lithoprobe – parameters, processes and the evolution of a continent,” Jamieson, R.A., Beaumont, C., Warren, C.J. & Nguyen, M.H., (Lithoprobe Synthesis Volume II, eds R M. Clowes & T Skulski), Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 47, 517-539.
Congratulations to Simon Sherry (Psychology) who received the 2011 H. J. Eysenck Memorial Fund Award. This award recognizes and supports excellence in research on personality and individual differences.
Kudos from the Vice-President Academic and Provost celebrates external recognition for outstanding achievements of Dalhousie faculty, staff, and students. The Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost relies on you to provide information regarding awards and recognitions received. If you have recently received special recognition, or know of a colleague who has, please submit this news to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in an upcoming publication of Kudos.
comments powered by Disqus