Every year, the Faculty of Social Sciences proudly recognizes the excellence of its professors and administrative staff by granting Faculty awards. Here is the list of the 2019 award recipients. Congratulations to all!
Please note that all testimonies are provided in the recipients' language of choice.
EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD
The Excellence in Teaching Award is granted to a member of the teaching staff, nominated by his or her peers, who has demonstrated outstanding performance in his or her teaching, in particular in the development of innovative teaching material, courses, and programs of study, and for his or her interpersonal skills.
Department of Criminology
Receiving the Faculty of Social Sciences’ 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award with my colleague Sandra Lehalle is a tremendous honour, especially because it was awarded for our work on the Walls-to-Bridges (W2B) program. Teaching a course inside a carceral institution is a difficult and demanding undertaking, but it has also been one of the most rewarding teaching experiences of my career. Inspired by Indigenous and circle pedagogy, W2B strives to break down the barriers that prevent most criminalized people from securing educational opportunities while incarcerated and it helps develop connections that can ease their transition to the community upon release. That the Faculty would recognize these efforts is a testament to uOttawa’s commitment to education as a form of civic engagement, for which I am extremely grateful.
Department of Criminology
En nous accordant ce prix, conjointement avec ma collègue Jennifer Kilty, la Faculté reconnaît la valeur du cours Walls to Bridges qui réunit en milieu correctionnel des étudiants judiciarisés et non judiciarisés pour un apprentissage partagé et mutuel. Cet engagement pour une éducation qui défie de nombreux préjugés et conventions et qui de plus vise à être accessible malgré les barrières physiques et économiques me touche particulièrement.
YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD
The Young Researcher Award is presented annually to a member of the teaching staff who has earned distinction for his or her unit and Faculty as a result of the importance and exceptional characteristics of his or her research work.
School of Psychology
It is an honour to be this year’s recipient of the Faculty of Social Sciences Young Researcher Award. Promoting resiliency for children with neurodevelopmental disorders is a top priority of my clinical research programme. I am grateful to the Faculty of Social Sciences for their recognition of my research, for their ongoing support, and for placing value on research in child and youth mental health.
EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AWARD
The Faculty of Social Sciences’ Excellence in Research Award is granted to a member of the teaching personnel who has earned distinction for his or her unit and Faculty because of the importance and exceptional characteristics of his or her research work.
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
I am deeply honored to receive this Award! I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Prizes Committee, and would also like to thank my colleagues in the Faculty of Social Sciences for all their wonderful support. It is a real privilege to be part of a Faculty that brings together so many talented individuals, who are constantly pushing forward the boundaries of knowledge and whose contributions to research are widely recognized both in Canada and abroad.
AWARD FOR ACTIVITIES IN THE MEDIA OR THE COMMUNITY
The Activities in the Media or the Community Award is presented annually to a member of the teaching staff who has demonstrated outstanding service by sharing his or her expertise through the media or with the community, both locally and nationally.
School of Political Studies
Je remercie la faculté de m’avoir décerné ce prix et je profite de cette occasion pour souligner l’importance de cette reconnaissance. Ce prix met en lumière des facettes souvent sous-estimées, mais combien stimulantes de notre travail, soit la vulgarisation, la diffusion de la recherche universitaire auprès d’un large public, tant provincial, et tout particulièrement franco-ontarien, que national et international, et la participation à des débats sur des enjeux de société importants. Non, les professeurs ne se cantonnent pas tout le temps dans leur tour d’ivoire !
AWARD FOR SERVICE EXCELLENCE
The Award for Service Excellence is granted to a member of the administrative staff to tangibly recognize the importance of quality service excellence in the student experience. The award recognizes the key role that employees play in positions geared toward service.
Operations Coordinator, School of Social Work
J’aimerais d’abord remercier mon directeur pour sa confiance et ses beaux mots ainsi que les professeurs et les étudiants qui ont pris la peine d’écrire de très beaux témoignages. De plus, je ne peux passer sous le silence mes collègues de travail qui sans elles, nous ne serions pas l’équipe dynamique que nous sommes et ensemble, nous pouvons surmonter les défis quotidiens.
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF AWARD
The Administrative Staff Award is granted to a member of the administrative staff that has contributed to the betterment of the Faculty and the unit in which he or she works, through his or her initiative, creativity and superior performance.
Human Resources Manager, Office of the Dean
Je suis très honorée par cette reconnaissance et de cette appréciation de mon travail. J’aimerais remercier tous ceux qui ont appuyé ma candidature. Ayant eu l’opportunité de lire l’ensemble des lettres soumises, je suis très touchée par les commentaires émis. I’ve been fortunate in my career to work with some truly incredible colleagues and teams. From my first years at the Faculty of Medicine, to the Vice-Dean Research Office and now in the Dean’s office. Je tiens particulièrement à remercier mes superviseurs ainsi que la merveilleuse équipe au décanat. Je suis tellement chanceuse de faire partie d’une équipe aussi formidable !