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 December 1st. 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.

2020: Dr. Derek Fisher

Dr. Derek Fisher, Department of Psychology, was the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Excellence Award in 2020.

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2019: Dr. Gabrielle Durepos

Dr. Gabrielle Durepos, Department of Business and Tourism, was the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Excellence Award in 2019.

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2017: Dr. Cherif Matta

Dr. Cherif Matta, Department of Chemistry, was the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Excellence Award in 2017.

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2016: Dr. Patricia Gouthro

Dr. Patricia Gouthro, Faculty of Education, was the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Excellence Award in 2016.

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2015: Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal

Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal, Department of Biology, was the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Excellence Award in 2015.

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2014: Dr. John Schellenberg

Dr. John Schellenberg, Department of Philosophy was the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Excellence Award in 2014.

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2010: Dr. Janice Keefe

Dr. Janice Keefe, Department of Family Studies and Gerontology, was the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Excellence Award in 2010.

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2009: Dr. Meredith Ralston

Dr. Meredith Ralston, Department of Women’s Studies, was the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Excellence Award in 2009.

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2008: Dr. Frank Bennett

Dr. Frank Bennett, Department of Mathematics, was the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Excellence Award in 2008.

2007: Dr. William Hare

Dr. William Hare, Faculty of Education, was the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Excellence Award in 2007.

2005: Dr. Lorri Neilsen

Dr. Lorri Neilsen, Faculty of Education was the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Excellence Award in 2005.

2004: Dr. Reginald Stuart

Dr. Reginald Stuart, Department of History, was the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Excellence Award in 2004.

2003: Dr. Ron Van Houten

Dr. Ron Van Houten, Department of Psychology, was the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Excellence Award in 2003.

2002: Dr. Patrick O’Neill

Dr. Patrick O’Neill, Department of Speech and Drama, was the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Excellence Award in 2002.

2001: Dr. Fred Harrington

Dr. Fred Harrington, Department of Psychology, was the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Excellence Award in 2001.

2000: Dr. Frances Early

Dr. Frances Early, Department of Psychology, was the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Excellence Award in 2000.

1999: Dr. Blye Frank

Dr. Blye Frank, Faculty of Education, was the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Excellence Award in in 1999.

1998: Dr. Cynthia Mathieson

Dr. Cynthia Mathieson, Department of Psychology, was the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Excellence Award in in 1998.

1997: Dr. Peter Schwenger

Dr. Peter Schwenger, Department of English, was the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Excellence Award in 1997.