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Reception to fête research excellence

A reception Tuesday, March 20, will celebrate the accomplishments of UWindsor researchers — faculty, staff and students.

President Alan Wildeman and K.W. Michael Siu, vice-president, research and innovation, will confer the UWindsor Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity during the event, which begins at 4:30 p.m. in the CAW Student Centre’s Alumni Auditorium.

The awards recognize researchers at successive stages of their careers:

  • established scholars Deborah Cook, Hugh MacIsaac, Steven Palmer;
  • mid-career scholars Amy Fitzgerald, Nazim Habibov, Jennifer Willet;
  • emerging scholars Laszlo Erdodi, Sujith Xavier; and
  • graduate student Talysha Bujold-Abu.

A new award recognizing community engagement, knowledge transfer, and knowledge mobilization will go to Heidi Jacobs, Dave Johnston, and Miriam Wright of the “Breaking the Colour Barrier” project; biology student Ingrid Qemo; and law professor Myra Tawfik.

Karen Metcalfe, co-ordinator of the Windsor Cancer Research Group, will receive an outstanding staff award.

In addition, the reception will honour members of the campus community who have received special grants, honours, and patents over the past year.

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