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Feature Story: Wendy Craig, Nov 2012
Psychology Professor Wendy Craig awarded
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Adapted from Queen's News Centre

Psychology professor and researcher Dr. Wendy Craig is among nine members of the Queen’s University community to be the most recent recipients of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country and, at the same time, honours significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

Dr. Craig is recognized for her leadership in knowledge mobilization on bullying and healthy relationships to improve the lives of Canadian children and youth.

"I have the privilege of working on an issue that I am passionate about. Working with partners whether they are practionners and professionals in the field, policy makers, fellow researchers, and graduate students is critical to making a difference in children’s lives and creating the healthy relationships and safety that they need to develop," says Dr. Craig. "So in many respects, the award belongs to all of the partners in PREVNet because it is a collaborative, co-creative process that is working to bring the education and awareness about bullying, creating the assessment and evaluation practises, and designing and implementing the evidence based moment to moment strategies as well as programmatic efforts. I am honoured to receive the award, but it is a shared acknowledgement of the work that many, many individuals have done together."

Other recipients include:
Daniel Woolf (Principal and Vice-Chancellor) is recognized for being a visible, vocal and passionate champion for student mental health and wellness in the postsecondary education sector in Canada.

“The fact that so many of our researchers are being recognized with Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals is great testament to the quality of research happening here at Queen’s,” says Principal Daniel Woolf. “It’s a great honour to be able to count myself among them.”
John Smol (Biology) is recognized for his contributions to identifying changes in the world’s water environment and for his efforts in bringing his socially-important conclusions to public attention. 

Steven Liss (Vice-Principal, Research) is recognized for his role in leading the promotion, development and advancement of research across disciplines in Canada.

Kerry Rowe (Civil Engineering) has made award-winning contributions to the investigation of landfill development, soft-ground tunneling and the reinforcement of embankments. Dr. Rowe has provided scientifically justified, environmentally responsible and economically sound solutions.

Susan P.C. Cole (Pathology, Deputy Provost) has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to cancer research focused on the study of the biochemical and molecular mechanisms that limit the effectiveness of cancer chemotherapy.
Elizabeth Eisenhauer (Oncology) is recognized for her commitment to the advancement of cancer therapy, supportive care and prevention across Canada and internationally.
T. Geoffrey Flynn (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences) is recognized for his commitment to the advancement of science, through his support of both research and teaching excellence. 

Will Kymlicka (Philosophy) is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on the role of minority rights within liberal-democratic theory. He champions ethnic diversity as a central and enduring issue for any free and democratic society, and defends a broad range of minority rights from within a distinctly liberal framework.
These recipients join members of the Queen's community who have also received the medal and have been recognized through various other organizations.

Read Queen's News Centre article

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