2014 Outstanding Performance Awards

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Four of the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience (CTN) faculty have received a 2014 Outstanding Performance Award: Chris Eliasmith, Sue Ann Campbell, Brian Ingalls, and Paul Thagard.

A memo from Vice-President, Academic & Provost Geoff McBoyle provides the context for the announcement:

"Effective May 1, 2005, in accordance with the 2003 Faculty Salary Settlement, the University of Waterloo established an Outstanding Performance Fund to reward faculty members for outstanding contribution in teaching and scholarship."

Broken down by Faculty, the 2014 winners are:

Arts - Katherine Acheson; Andrew Cooper; Robert Danisch; Catherine Dubeau; Fraser Easton; Richard Eibach; Christopher Eliasmith; Ori Friedman; Sarah Gunz; Daniel Henstra; Suzan Ilcan; Doris Jakobsh; Grit Liebscher; Colin MacLeod; Christine McWebb; Ian Milligan; Elizabeth Nilsen; Francois Pare; Heather Smyth; Paul Thagard; James Thompson; and Alan Webb.

Mathematics - Raouf Boutaba; Sue Ann Campbell; Charles Clarke; Richard Cook; Kenneth  Davidson; Steven Furino; Penelope Haxell; Brian Ingalls; David Landriault; Edward Lank; Alfred Menezes; Kirsten Morris; Pascal Poupart; Jeffrey Shallit; and Levent Tuncel.

More details can be found at the Daily Bulletin | May 28, 2014.

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