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Dean André Roy: 'Each honouree has left an indelible mark on our Faculty'

Arts and Science faculty and staff recognized for their commitment and achievements
By Taylor Tower

2018 Dean's Awards for Excellence Dean André Roy addresses staff, faculty and their families at the 2018 Dean's Awards for Excellence. Photo by Vincent Martineau.

On November 8, Dean André Roy addressed a crowd of staff, faculty and their families in the Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre for the twelfth annual Dean’s Awards for Excellence.

Staff and faculty were recognized in four categories: Service to the Faculty by a Staff Member, Teaching, Scholar (junior and mid-career) and Service. The Dean also acknowledged the Strategic Research Cluster University Research Awards, the new Concordia University Research Chairs as well as other Chair designations including Canada Research Chairs.

Honourees were nominated by their students and peers and chosen by a selection committee chaired by Jason Camlot, Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs.

“This event is an important occasion to honour all those who contribute to the excellence and strength of our faculty,” says André Roy, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science. “Each honouree has left an indelible mark on our Faculty, not only with their scholarly achievements and impressive research but in the many ways they have enriched the lives of our students.”


The Honourees

Service to the Faculty by a Staff Member

Sharon Frank
Department Administrator
Department of English

Joining Concordia in 1973 as an Assistant to the Chair and to the Coordinator of Creative Writing, Sharon has supported the department in many capacities over the years. The selection committee highlighted her dedication to students and the scope of her activities within the department.

Kathryn Rawlings
Undergraduate Program Assistant
Department of Political Science

Kathryn’s in-depth understanding of Concordia's processes and institutional structures are a key asset in navigating one of the biggest departments in the Faculty, according to her colleagues. The selection committee highlighted her positive and collegial spirit and breadth of knowledge.

Teaching

Jacqueline Camley
Department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology

Jacqueline was recognized for her consistently positive student evaluations and her ability to prepare them for the field with her unmatched mentoring. The selection committee highlighted her professionalism and passion for the subject.

Professor Fabien Olivry
Département d’études françaises

Fabien was recognized for his dedication to his students and to his own growth as an educator. The selection committee highlighted his dynamic and skilful teaching style as well as the amount and quality of attention he pays to his students.  

Dean's Awards for Excellence 2018 Andre Furlani, Paul Joyce and Véronique Pepin. Photo by Vincent Martineau.

Scholar (junior)

Associate Professor Thanh Dang-Vu
Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology

Thanh was recognized for his research in the areas of brain health and sleep, as well as his impressive supervision record which includes 48 undergraduate students, 12 Honours students, five MSc students, one PhD student and eight postdoctoral fellows. The selection committee highlighted his world-class research and impressive funding and publication record.

Associate Professor Dajana Vuckovic
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dajana was recognized for being a highly productive and motivated scholar, attracting the attention of the research community in Canada and internationally. The selection committee highlighted the rigour of her experimental research methods, particularly in the field of metabolomics.

Scholar (mid-career)

Associate Professor Roisin O'Connor
Department of Psychology

Roisin was recognized for the far-reaching impact of her research. Since arriving at Concordia, she has published 28 peer-reviewed papers in journals in the field of addiction research and her work has received extensive media coverage. The selection committee highlighted her strong supervision and funding record.

Service

Associate Professor Francesca Scala
Department of Political Science

Francesca was recognized for her outstanding service to the Department of Political Science, the Faculty of Arts and Science, the University and the discipline at large. The selection committee highlighted her service as director of the Masters in Public Policy and Public Administration program.


Dean's Awards for Excellence Dean André Roy in conversation with Angela Alberga at the Dean's Awards for Excellence. Photo by Vincent Martineau.

Other Awards

Distinguished University Research Professor
Professor Shimon Amir
Department of Psychology

Strategic Research Cluster - Person and Society - Petro Canada Young Innovator Award 
Assistant Professor Carolina Cambre
Department of Education


University Research Award
Strategic Research Cluster - The Person and Society (category A)

Assistant Professor Angela Alberga
Department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology

University Research Award
Strategic Research Cluster - The Person and Society (category C) 

Professeure titulaire Sherry Simon
Département d’études françaises

University Research Award
Strategic Research Cluster - Technology, Industry and the Environment (category A)

Assistant Professor Rafik Naccache
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


University Research Award
Strategic Research Cluster - Technology, Industry and the Environment (category B)

Professor Vladimir Titorenko 
Department of Biology


Chairs

CIHR SPOR Chair in Innovative, Patient-Oriented, Behavioural Clinical Trials - CIHR
Professor Simon Bacon
Department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology

Digital Games Studies and Design - CRC Tier 1
Professor Mia Consalvo
Department of Communication Studies


Population Biodiversity and Conservation - CURC Tier 2
Associate Professor Dylan Fraser
Department of Biology

Chronic Stress and Health - CRC Tier 2
Associate Professor Jean-Philippe Gouin
Department of Psychology


Bioinformatics Algorithms - CRC Tier 1
Professor Michael Hallett
Department of Biology


Chaire de recherche pour l'étude et la prévention du jeu au Québec- Research Chair

Associate Professor Sylvia Kairouz
Department of Sociology and Anthropology


New Politics of Immigration - CURC (New Scholar)
Associate Professor Mireille Paquet
Department of Political Science

Development Cybernetics CURC Tier 1
Professor Diane Poulin-Dubois
Department of Psychology



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