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Faculty of Science Awards

2020 Award Winners

Each year the Faculty of Science celebrates the achievements of our outstanding faculty, staff and students. On March 12, 2020, the Student Awards were announced in the Essex Centre of Research (CORe) atrium. Unfortunately, the April 2020 Faculty and Staff awards ceremony was postponed to support both the federal and provincial initiatives to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Congratulations to all of the award recipients. To those who could not be recognized in person, we will celebrate together at a later date.

Faculty & Staff Award Recipients

Collaborative & Interdisciplinary Award Faculty – Catherine Febria, Department of Integrative Biology
International Teaching & Research Award Faculty – Hugh MacIsaac, School of the Environment
Outreach & Engagement Award Faculty – Alice Grgicak-Mannion, School of the Environment
Research Impact Award Faculty –   Daniel Heath  Integrative Biology
Service Excellence Award Staff – Rose Spence, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Service Excellence Award Staff – Melissa Robinet, School of Computer Science
Student Engagement Award Faculty – Michelle Bondy, School of the Environment
Student Mentoring Award Faculty – John Trant, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry   
Student Mentoring Award Faculty – Jeremy Rawson, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry   
Roger Thibert Teaching Excellence Award Faculty – Pooya Moradian Zadeh, School of Computer Science  

Student Awards Recipients

Ambassador Award Graduate – Paul Meister,  Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry   
Ambassador Award Graduate – Kyle Stokes, Department of Integrative Biology
Ambassador Award Undergraduate – Jake Frank, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Ambassador Award Undergraduate – Aislyn Laurent Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and School of Computer Science
GA Excellence Award Graduate –  Justin Roberto, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry 
GA Excellence Award Graduate – Ronaldo Eid, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
GA Excellence Award Graduate – Ashley DaDalt, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Going Above & Beyond in Research Undergraduate – Renee Goodman, Department of Physics and Biology
Going Above & Beyond in Research Masters  – Julia Pignanelli, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Going Above & Beyond in Research Doctoral  – Yunyun Wu, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Going Above & Beyond in Research Post-Doctoral – Abed Alkateeb, School of Computer Science 
TA Excellence Award Undergraduate – Noah Campbell, School of Computer Science  


The Faculty & Staff Awards Program is designed to formally recognize and celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of members within the Faculty of Science.

List of awards and nomination process:

*Nominations closed for 2020

Research Impact Award
Recognizes, encourages, and rewards faculty whose research efforts have been particularly significant and outstanding, and are so recognized nationally, and internationally. The results of these research efforts should have added substantially to the basic body of knowledge, contributed to the improvement of the quality of life, and/or encouraged additional research.

Roger Thibert Teaching Excellence Award
Presented annually to an instructor in the Faculty of Science who shows excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate teaching, curriculum development or educational leadership.  The award is to recognize and honour faculty who develop a positive, learning-centered environment in the Faculty of Science.

Outreach & Engagement Award
Recognizes, encourages, and rewards faculty who have raised the public profile of the Faculty of Science within the local region and beyond.

Student Engagement Award
Recognizes, encourages, and rewards faculty who have shown a commitment to high impact learning experiences (e.g. undergraduate research, study abroad, service learning, internships, etc.) that enhance student learning and retention.

Student Mentoring Award  *STUDENT NOMINATED*
To recognize, encourage, and reward superior faculty mentors of students (graduate and undergraduate). Those faculty who go well beyond advising by bringing their skills and commitment to a student's learning and professional development as future teachers, practitioners, researchers, and scholars through mentoring.

International Teaching & Research Award
Given to recognize faculty who make outstanding contributions to international teaching and research that elevates the reputation of the Faculty of Science abroad.

Collaborative & Interdisciplinary Award
Recognizes, encourages, and rewards faculty who been instrumental in developing interdisciplinary and/or collaborative research and teaching programs.

Service Excellence Award  *STAFF AWARD*
Recognizes staff members who have demonstrated excellence in service & support to students, faculty, staff and/or other service users.


The Faculty of Science Student Awards program is designed to formally recognize and celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of our students. 

List of awards and nomination process:

*Nominations closed for 2020

List of Awards:
(Click on the awards title for the complete terms of reference)

Ambassador Award 
To recognize students who have applied and implemented knowledge and experience gained from their degree programs within their community. This award will recognize development of tools, processes, initiatives or programs that have been applied within the community and have raised the public profile of the University of Windsor and Faculty of Science.

Going Above and Beyond in Research Award
To recognize and reward students whose research has been outstanding and who have made significant strides both at the national and international levels. This award will recognize research success that exceeds typical expectations of the discipline.

GA Excellence Award
Presented to a graduate assistant (GA) who has shown excellence in teaching labs, curriculum development and/or educational leadership. This award will recognize students who create a positive, learning-centered environment.

TA Excellence Award
Presented to a teaching assistant (TA) who has shown excellence in teaching labs, curriculum development and/or educational leadership. This award will recognize students who create a positive, learning-centered environment.