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Award for Research Excellence
The Award for Research Excellence is given to a faculty member on an annual basis. The award recognizes that individual's contribution to the research community and to the research climate at Mount Saint Vincent University. The award also serves to showcase the high level of scholarly research at Mount Saint Vincent University. By rewarding excellence in research, we not only recognize the achievements of a given faculty member, but also affirm the important role of research in university life.

Nomination Process

Nominations for the Award for Research Excellence will be accepted until January 31st. Nominations can be made by any faculty member to the Committee on Research and Publications. This committee is a standing committee of Senate, and its membership is representative of all major scholarly areas of the University. The Committee on Research and Publications will make a recommendation for the award to the President, as Chair of Senate. For complete details on the nomination process, please review the Call for Nominations .

Recipients of the Mount Saint Vincent University Award for Research Excellence

Knowledge, understanding, and wisdom are among the core outcomes of the research, scholarship and creative intellectual work conducted within university settings. These pursuits embody and express the University as a community of scholars engaged in knowledge generation, education, and lives as public intellectuals. The Award for Research Excellence was established by Mount Saint Vincent University to acknowledge and to celebrate particularly notable research and intellectual accomplishments achieved by our faculty

The Mount's Award for Research Excellence was first awarded to a faculty member in 1997. Since that time, the Mount continues to present this award to faculty members who have contributed to the research community.

Recipient

Department

Year

Dr. Cherif Matta

Chemistry & Physics

2017

Dr. Patricia Gouthro

Education

2016

Dr. Tamara Franz Odendaal

Biology

2015

Dr. John Schellenberg

Philosophy

2014

Dr. Janice Keefe

Family Studies & Gerontology

2010

Dr. Meredith Ralston

Women's Studies

2009

Dr. Frank Bennett

Mathematics

2008

Dr. William Hare

Education

2007

Dr. Lorri Neilsen

Education

2005

Dr. Reginald Stuart

History

2004

Dr. Ron Van Houten

Psychology

2003

Dr. Patrick O’Neill

Speech & Drama

2002

Dr. Fred Harrington

Psychology

2001

Dr. Frances Early

History

2000

Dr. Blye Frank

Education

1999

Dr. Cynthia Mathieson

Psychology

1998

Dr. Peter Schwenger

English

1997