Carleton University’s 2015 Achievement Award Winners Announced   

Carleton University has announced the winners of its 2015 Achievement Awards.

Teaching Achievement Awards
The Teaching Achievement Awards for faculty and instructors are administered by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic). The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding scholarly achievement and to enhance excellence in teaching and professional achievement. The Committee selected the following winners for the 2015 Teaching Achievement Awards.

This year’s winners are:

Melanie Adrian, Assistant Professor, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Faculty of Public Affairs
Project: A Course on World Poverty and Human Rights: In India and Canada. Simultaneously.

Jeremy Laliberté, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Design
Project: Hybrid Online and Laboratory Design of Experiment Training

Bruce Tsuji, Instructor II, Christopher Motz , Instructor III and Matthew Sorley , Instructor III, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Project: Intro Psych Going Deep

Thomas Sherratt, Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Project: Web Portal to Teach the Fitting of Models to Data  

Jesse Stewart, Associate Professor, School for Studies in Art and Culture, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Project: Interactive and Enhanced Music Education through iPad Technology

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Professional Achievement Awards
The Professional Achievement Awards for librarians and instructors are administered by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic). The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding scholarly achievement and to enhance excellence in teaching and professional achievement. The Committee selected the following winners for the 2015 Professional Achievement Awards.

This year’s winners are:

John Howat, Instructor I, School of Computer Science, Faculty of Science
John Howat believes that computer science educators are particularly fortunate to be able to teach students who tend to be strongly drawn to their field; some are attracted by the computer games they played since their childhoods; others tinker with old computers. Building upon this near-innate interest, he prefers to incorporate technology, such as tablet computers and screen-casts, into his lectures to make the material accessible as possible.

Iain McKinnell, Instructor II, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Iain McKinnell has been at Carleton since September 2010. His research background is in embryology and developmental biology – why do anatomical structures take the form they do and what controls these processes? These are the types of questions that drive his teaching interest and, over the coming years, he will develop and refine both his lecture and lab-based courses to engage students on these fundamental questions and expand their interest in the fields of anatomy and physiology.

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Professional Achievement Awards (Library)

This year’s winners are:

Laura Newton Miller, Assessment Librarian, MacOdrum Library

Flavia Renon, Reference/Instruction Librarian, MacOdrum Library

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Contract Instructors Teaching Awards
In the recent CUPE 4600, Unit 2 Collective Agreement, the number of Contract Instructor Teaching Awards was increased to five, one per faculty. The purpose of the award is to recognize teaching excellence by Contract Instructors at Carleton. The Committee selected the following winners for the 2015 Contract Instructors Teaching Awards.

This year’s winners are:

Richard Clayman, Sprott School of Business

Harry MacKay, Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Science

Shermeen Nizami, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Design

Daphne Uras, Centre for Initiatives in Education, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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Research Achievement Awards
The Research Achievement Awards are administered by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International). The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding research achievements. The committee selected the following winners for 2015.

This year’s winners are:

Alain Bellerive, Professor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science
Project: Exploration of New Frontiers in High Energy Physics  

Steven Cooke, Associate Professor, Institute of Environmental Science and Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Project: Facilitating the Recovery of Angled Fish that are Released

Linda Duxbury, Professor, Sprott School of Business
Project: Something’s Got to Give: Balancing Work, Childcare and Eldercare  

Jennifer Evans, Associate Professor, Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Project: The Present Past: Historical Memory in the Digital Mediascape

Vinod Kumar, Professor, Sprott School of Business
Project: Environmental Sustainability in Canadian Manufacturing Supply Chains  

Ronald Miller, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Design
Project: Multiscale Modelling: Towards the Virtual Materials Laboratory

Liam O’Brien, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Design
Project: Demonstration of Occupant Behaviour Models in the Building Design Process   

Banu Örmeci, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Design
Project: Developing a Microalgae-based Wastewater Treatment System for the Removal of Emerging Substances of Concern, Heavy Metals, and Pathogens

Mark Salber Phillips, Professor, Department of History  and the Institute of Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture , Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Project: History Painting in Britain, 1700-1900: A Study of Historical Representation

Monique Sénéchal, Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Science
Project: How Young Children Learning Language and Literacy at Home  

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Congratulations to all winners.

Peter Ricketts
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Kim Matheson
Vice-President (Research and International)