Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Community Congrats! April 5, 2017

UAlberta Congrats
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating a lifetime achievement award, a Humboldt Fellowship, 3MT finalists, and more! So, congrats to the following:

• Thian Gan, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering – received a 2017 ASET Technical Excellence Award from the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta

• Justin Goodman, Student, Faculty of Law – placed first in the U of A’s Dean’s Cup moot 

• Donald McFarlane, Volunteer – named University of Alberta Museums’ Volunteer of the Year for his work with the Dino Lab

• Laura Perram, Student, Faculty of Law – placed first in the U of A’s Dean’s Cup moot 

• Joanne Profetto-McGrath, Professor and Vice Dean, Faculty of Nursing – received the CARNA Lifetime Achievement Award

• Felix Sperling,  Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science – named Curator of the Year, and inducted into the University of Alberta Museums Hall of Fame 

• Thomas Thundat, Professor and Canada Excellence Research Chair, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering – inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows

• Hayley Wan, Organic Chemistry Lab Director, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science – named the Faculty of Science’s Instructor of the Month  

• Lorne Zelyck, Assistant Professor, St. Joseph's College – awarded a prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship 

• Congratulations to all of the 2017 UAlberta 3MT Finalists, and good luck in the finals on April 13!

Finally, the U of A was named among the world's top 10 in five subjects in the latest CWUR rankings: paleontology, forestry, petroleum engineering, geology and transplantation. Congratulations!

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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