Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Community Congrats! March 8, 2017

UAlberta Congrats
6 Bears and Pandas teams won regional championships in the past week
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating 6 regional championship titles, recipients of the John R. Evans Leaders Fund and Kule Cluster Grants, and more! So, congrats to the following:

• Tyson Baillie, Golden Bears Hockey – named Canada West Hockey Rookie of the Year (M) 

• Meg Casault, Pandas Volleyball – named Canada West Player of the Year

• Leith Deacon, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science – received a Kule Cluster Grant for his project Boom/Bust in Canada: Tempering Canadian Experiences of Resource Dependency 

• Sara Dorow, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts – member of a research team that received a Kule Cluster Grant for the interdisciplinary project, Building Research at the Intersections of Gender 

• Laurie Eisler, Head Coach, Pandas Volleyball – named Canada West Coach of the Year 

• Gerhard Ens, Professor, Department of History and Classics, Faculty of Arts – named a finalist for the 2017 Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences for the book, From New Peoples to New Nations: Aspects of M├ętis History and Identity from the Eighteenth to Twenty-First Centuries

• Michael Frishkopf, Professor, Faculties of Medicine & Dentistry and Arts (Music) – received a Kule Cluster Grant for his proposal, Deep Learning for Sound Recognition 

• Kennedy Ganser, Pandas Hockey – named Canada West Hockey Rookie of the Year (F) 

• Adam Gaudry, Assistant Professor, Faculties of Native Studies and Arts (Political Science) – received a Kule Cluster Grant for his project, Land-based learning in Teetl'it Zheh: A University-First Nation Bush Camp Partnership 

• Mamadou Gueye, Golden Bears Basketball – named Athlete of the Week 

• Lois Harder, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts – member of a research team that received a Kule Cluster Grant for the interdisciplinary project, Building Research at the Intersections of Gender 

• Natasha Hurley, Associate Professor, Departments of English and Film Studies and Women's & Gender Studies, faculty of Arts – member of a research team that received a Kule Cluster Grant for the interdisciplinary project, Building Research at the Intersections of Gender 

• Susanne Luhmann, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Women's & Gender Studies, Faculty of Arts – member of a research team that received a Kule Cluster Grant for the interdisciplinary project, Building Research at the Intersections of Gender 

• On February 28, the federal government announced more than $2 million in research infrastructure funding for 14 projects at the U of A through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund. Congratulations to the following researchers:

  • Hyo-Jick Choi, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
  • Duane Froese, Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science
  • Todd Lowary, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
  • Sahar Pirooz Azad, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
  • Sarah Styler, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
  • Martin Barczyk, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
  • Craig Chapman, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
  • Tom Hobman, Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Rouslan Krechetnikov, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Science
  • Vladimir Michaelis, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
  • Mohtada Sadrzadeh, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
  • Dominic Sauvageau, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
  • Seyed Mahdi Tavakoli Afshari, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
  • Gregory Tyrrell, Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

• Golden Bears Basketball – won the Canada West Championship, the 12th in program history 

• Golden Bears and Pandas Curling – won the Western Canadian University Curling Championship, both advancing to the U SPORTS Championship 

• Golden Bears Hockey – won the Canada West Championship, their fourth title in five years 

• Golden Bears and Pandas Tennis – won their 11th consecutive Western Canadian University regional championship 

Congratulations to all of the 2017 Faculty of Arts Teaching Award recipients! 

• In the recent QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, the U of A ranked in the top 100 in an unprecedented 25 subjects, including 10th in the world for sports-related subjects 

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.

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