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Highest accolade

Memorial accepting nominations for phenomenal professor

Campus and Community

By Jeff Green

Memorial is welcoming nominations for its highest institutional honour.

The John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship is presented to a faculty member who embodies Memorial’s mission, demonstrating exceptional teaching, undertaking world-class research and sharing their knowledge and expertise nationally and internationally.

Nomination packages are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 1.

‘Passionate leaders’

“As one of Canada’s top 20 universities, Memorial is home to remarkable faculty members who dedicate their careers to excellence in teaching, research and public engagement activities,” said Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research).

“The John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship recognizes passionate leaders who are boldly shaping our world for the better. I invite our university community to consider nominating our dynamic thinkers and innovators for this prestigious honour.”

Named in honour of Memorial University College’s first president, the award comprises the lifetime designation Distinguished University Professor and a one-time unrestricted grant ($20,000) to support future research, teaching and/or public engagement activities at Memorial.

Previous honorees

Previous recipients include Dr. Nancy Dahn and Prof. Timothy Steeves, School of Music; Dr. Ursula Kelly, Faculty of Education; Dr. William Montevecchi, Faculty of Science; Dr. Barbara Neis, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; Dr. Alex Faseruk, Faculty of Business Administration; Dr. John Brosnan, Faculty of Science; and Dr. Patrick Parfrey, Faculty of Medicine.

April 1 deadline

More information about the award, including its terms of reference and information on materials required for nomination packages, is available online.

Graphic featuring the text: Do you know a phenomenal professor? Nominate them for the John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship. The President's Awards 2022, along with a trophy, star and leaves.

Those considering applying should contact their unit’s grants facilitator (or, if the unit has no grants facilitator, the person with signing authority for your unit) to confirm if there are earlier, internal deadlines. Internal deadlines must be factored into the timing of the development and submission of applications.

Please submit nomination packages electronically by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 1.

The John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship is presented during the President’s Awards celebration.


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