Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Community Congrats! April 19, 2017

UAlberta Congrats
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating the launch of Alberta’s first satellite, a Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal, research fellowships and awards, and more! So, congrats to the following:

• Zayed Almansouri, Graduate Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering – placed second in the 3MT competition with his presentation, "Improving Access to Clean Drinking Water through Nanoparticles" 

• Greg Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts – received a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at John Hopkins University to explore conditions affecting trans-Atlantic trade

• Yvonne Becker, Associate Professor, Physical Education, Augustana Campus – inducted into the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Hall of Fame  

• Danielle Clark , Master’s Student, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – received an ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarship for Dental Hygiene Students Pursuing Academic Careers 

• Margie Davenport, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation – received an Advancing Women’s Heart Health research award from the Heart & Stroke Foundation 

• Louis Francescutti, Professor, School of Public Health – received the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal (Military Division)

• Farhia Haque, Graduate Student, Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – won the People's Choice Award in the 3MT competition for her presentation, "Rogue Soldiers: Neurons That Help Us Walk" 

• Irehobhude Iyioha, Visiting Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law – received a Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) Award 

• Stephen Johnston, Chair, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science – awarded the J. Willis Ambrose Medal by the Geological Association of Canada

• Kurt Konhauser, Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science – named a Geochemical Fellow by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry

• Elaine Leslie, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – received the V.E. Henderson Award from the Society of Toxicology of Canada

• Kristi Ngo, Student, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – received the Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists Student Leadership Award 

• Mohamed Omar, PhD Student, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – received the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) Unilever Hatton Award 2017 

• Eric Rivard, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science – received a Humboldt Research Fellowship to study inorganic molecular chemistry in Germany

• Lily Sun, Student, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – received an Outstanding Interdisciplinary Award at the Festival of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities 

• Joe Voytechek, Former Coach, Augustana Men’s Hockey – inducted into the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Hall of Fame 

• Autumn Watkinson, Graduate Student, Department of Renewable Resources, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences – won first place in the 3MT competition for her presentation, "Restoring Sagebrush Habitat for Greater Sage Grouse Recovery" 

• AlbertaSat – successfully launched the Ex-Alta #1 – Alberta’s first satellite – into space 

Finally, congratulations to all of recent award recipients recognized by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry!

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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