The School of Graduate Studies and Research is pleased to announce the 2008 recipients of the Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision to Dr. Julian Barling from the School of Business and Dr. James Cordy from the School of Computing. We congratulate them on their outstanding contribution to graduate education.
The Awards for Excellence in Graduate Supervision recognizes outstanding supervisors from the Social Sciences and Humanities and from the Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering, who demonstrate an enthusiasm for the pursuit of knowledge, encourage research and professional development of the student through mentorship and guidance.These awards are given to two faculty members annually.
The purpose of this award is to recognize those outstanding supervisors who demonstrate excellence in advising, monitoring and mentoring graduate students through their training. Excellence is judged on the quality of supervision and mentorship in facilitating the acquisition of skills and resources needed for the student to succeed as scholars and professionals. Characteristics include availability, timeliness and quality of guidance and feedback, responsiveness to student needs, and enthusiasm for the pursuit of knowledge. In addition the supervisor must promote timely completion of the thesis and encourage the career development of the student through the provision of leadership and support in academic matters such as publishing, presenting and applying for funding. Past winners have been Dr Mark Rosenberg (Geography) & Dr John Smol (Biology) in 2006 and Dr Karen Dubinsky (History) & Dr Robert Montgomerie (Biology) in 2007.
Presentation of the awards will occur at fall convocation.