A virtual (yet genuine) celebration of the 2020 Arts Awards

Sunday, May 10, 2020

The Faculty of Arts committe for honours and awards recently selected 11 recipients for the 2020 Arts Awards for excellence in service, teaching, and research. While the annual Celebration of Arts event to present the awards is postponed due to you-know-what*, we invite the whole Arts community to raise a virtual toast to our accomplished colleagues - and student! The postponed event also recognizes other important acheivements Faculty-wide, from research grants to teaching awards to honours and prizes. A toast to you all! 

Congratulations to the 2020 Arts Award recipients

Excellence in Service

Gerry Boychuk

Gerry Boychuk
Political Science (faculty)

“What is significant about [his long record of service] is not merely the quantity of service but its quality.” 


Andrea Charette

Andrea Charette
Dean of Arts Office (staff)

“Her expertise is recognized widely and she is often asked for advice from the Secretariat, Legal Services, Human Resources, to name a few."


Kiera McMaster

Kiera McMaster
Stratford School (undergraduate student)

“Through collaborative efforts, Kiera successfully implemented the hamper bin program […] The positive impact she leaves on her colleagues and community is exceptional.” 


Susan Roy

Susan Roy
History (faculty)

“Susan’s service is sustained, high-impact, and dedicated to cooperative work [...] to realize the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action. [Her] exceptional service embodies the spirit of the TRC…”

Excellence in Teaching

Christopher Bennett

Christopher Bennett
Political Science (lecturer)

“Christopher has a genuine joy for teaching, which is evident in the care he takes in designing innovative and engaging courses.” 


George Lamont

George Lamont
English Language & Literature (lecturer)

“Faculty, staff, and students all praise Dr. Lamont’s kindness and generosity as a colleague and teacher.” 


Seda Oz

Seda Oz
Accounting & Finance (faculty)

“Professor Oz cares deeply for her students, both academically but also about their mental health. She goes well beyond the norm…”
 

Arts Awards sculptures

Excellence in Research

Tim Bauer

Tim Bauer
Accounting & Finance (faculty)

“Tim’s research performance in recent years has been phenomenal.”


Suzan Ilcan

Suzan Ilcan
Sociology & Legal Studies (faculty)

“Her research [on global governance of migration] deals with one of the most pressing issues in the world today.”


Elise Lepage

Elise Lepage
French Studies (faculty)

“Dr. Lepage is a very prolific early mid-career scholar with an excellent track-record […] and consistently works to further the dissemination of research on Québec and Canadian literature.” 


Heather Whitside

Heather Whiteside
Political Science (faculty)

“She has a simply outstanding research record. Her work is innovative and original... [her output] is quite exceptional.”

 

Watch for more about the 2020 Arts Award recipients and their contributions in the upcoming summer 2020 issue of Inside Arts.

*In these exceptional times of remote working and social distancing, we should also recognize everyone in Arts for making the remarkable shift to remote course delivery, services, and operations. As Dean Sheila Ager recently said, "you’re doing extremely important work, work that may be very different from what you’re accustomed to, and I’m so grateful." 

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