Thursday, March 23, 2017

Community Congrats! March 23, 2017

Pandas Hockey, 2017 U SPORTS Champions
Pandas Hockey, 2017 U SPORTS Champions
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating a National Championship for Pandas Hockey, the Herb Link Memorial Award recipient, a literary prize finalist, and more! So, congrats to the following:

• Shahed Bayesteh, Student, Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – received the Herb Link Memorial Award 

• Sarah Carter, Professor and Tory Chair, Department of History & Classics, Faculty of Arts – shortlisted for the Canadian Historical Association’s Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, and named a finalist for the 2017 Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize,  for her book, Imperial Plots: Women, Land, and the Spadework of British Colonialism on the Canadian Prairies

• Meg Casault, Pandas Volleyball – named U SPORTS Player of the Year 

• Tom Hobman, Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – awarded a $500,000 CIHR grant to better understand and diagnose the Zika virus 

• Ember Large, Student, Faculty of Arts – won the Relay Cross race in the Canadian Colleges and University Nordic Championships category at Canadian Cross Country Ski Nationals

• Lindsey Post, Pandas Hockey – named U of A Athlete of the Week and U SPORTS Athlete of the Week

• Kat Stone, Student, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – won the Relay Cross race in the Canadian Colleges and University Nordic Championships category at Canadian Cross Country Ski Nationals

• The Engineering Students’ Society – raised more than $1,600 for Habitat for Humanity Edmonton at their annual charity event, Pi Week 

• Pandas Hockey – won the U SPORTS Women’s National Hockey Championship, the eighth national title in program history 

• Golden Bears Curling – won the silver medal at the 2017 U SPORTS/Curling Canada Curling Championships 

• Pandas Curling – won the bronze medal at the 2017 U SPORTS/Curling Canada Curling Championships 

• Golden Bears Volleyball – won the silver medal at the U SPORTS Men’s Volleyball Championship 

• Pandas Volleyball – won the silver medal at the U SPORTS Women’s Volleyball Championship 

If you know of a U of A colleague who has recently won an award or any other honours and you would like to see their achievement celebrated in the next edition of Community Congrats! please send their info to blog@ualberta.ca. Community Congrats! is usually published on Wednesdays... but we were a day late this time. 


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