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Congratulations to our Ryerson award recipients

FCS Faculty and staff recognized for excellence in SRC, service and teaching
February 26, 2020
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The Faculty of Community Services will celebrate faculty and staff at the FCS Achievement Event on April 16, 2020. Ryerson-wide events are also being planned throughout the semester to honour all Ryerson award recipients. 

Alan Shepard Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Employee Award

Recognizing the outstanding achievements of individuals or teams/committees who advance EDI through their work and/or their volunteer contributions in the Ryerson community.

Kimberlee Collins
School of Disability Studies

Kim Collins sets a gold standard for student engagement through her groundbreaking role in accessible space-making. Kim mentors staff and faculty on building accessible pedagogy that responds to student needs and legacies of colonization and ableism. She works tirelessly to support online, part-time learners by spearheading a thriving social media network which connects underrepresented learners to Ryerson. Kim includes these learners in her scholarly and creative work which centres equity, diversity, and inclusion through its attention to intersectionality. Kim's work goes well above and beyond the requirements of her day-to-day role and sets new precedents for student engagement at Ryerson.

Errol Aspevig Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership

Recognizing individuals who have advanced the mission of Ryerson University through outstanding academic leadership and who have contributed significantly to the enhancement of academic life at Ryerson and beyond.

Lisa Barnoff
Office of the Dean, Faculty of Community Services

Lisa Barnoff is an outstanding academic leader who has advanced the mission of Ryerson University and made extraordinary contributions associated with her leadership as Dean of the Faculty of Community Services (FCS) since her term began in 2016. Lisa has demonstrated an exemplary record of administrative service and leadership, having spent 13 of her 17 years at Ryerson University in various administrative roles. Lisa has provided outstanding academic leadership to the Faculty of Community Services, has advanced Ryerson University's mission, and has acted as a role model for inclusive leadership within and beyond the academy.

Dean's Service Award

Recognizing exceptional or distinguished service to a Department, School, Faculty and/or the University.

Richard Meldrum
School of Occupational and Public Health

Richard Meldrum has been at Ryerson University for nearly ten years. In that time, his level of service has been exceptional and has included a significant contribution to academic integrity through his work with the Academic Integrity Council and the Designated Decision Makers Council, as well as his development, implementation and chairing of a Departmental Research Ethics Board for undergraduate research projects. He participates in a number of other committees at the departmental, faculty and university levels.

Dean's SRC Activity Award

Recognizing individual faculty members on an annual basis for outstanding scholarly, research and creative activities (SRC) achievements and impact on their disciplines during the previous academic year.

Anne Harris
School of Occupational and Public Health

Anne Harris's work on occupational cancer surveillance using the Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC) represents a significant achievement for occupational health research in Canada. Along with collaborators at the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) and Statistics Canada, the project developed applications of CanCHEC for studies of occupational cancer risk factors, including welding, vibration, firefighting, sedentary work, pesticide and shift work. This work has resulted in 8 peer-reviewed papers and entailed mentoring of several trainees and junior researchers. This body of work expanding data resource will provide vital context for future research in the field of occupational epidemiology.

Dean's Teaching Award – Faculty (RFA)

Recognizing Ryerson faculty members (RFA) who have demonstrated continuing teaching excellence and achievement in instruction. 

Johanne Jean-Pierre
School of Child and Youth Care

Johanne Jonathas Jean-Pierre is a remarkable teacher, pedagogic researcher, curriculum developer, and motivational coach for students. Aside from her extensive focus on experiential teaching methods, she has demonstrated enormous efforts to facilitate and accompany many students to national conferences in order to make presentations; she continuously facilitates the attendance of especially Black students at important community events such as the Viola Desmond Awards, and she worked tirelessly to lift the curriculum of our School to the highest levels of quality, innovation and excellence. Her contributions are priceless.

Dean's Teaching Award – Contract Lecturers (CUPE 1 & 2)

Recognizing Ryerson CUPE Unit 1 and CUPE Unit 2 contract lecturers who have demonstrated continuing teaching excellence and achievement in instruction.

Lovisa Fung
School of Early Childhood Studies

Lovisa Fung is an inspiring educator who commits herself to professional and personal growth. Her approach to life and learning is a model for students who wish to reach their full potential. Her creativity and sense of fun come to life in the classroom as she delivers course content in a way that students can relate to in their own lives. As a doctoral candidate, her research consistently informs her teaching. Lovisa's strong interpersonal skills promote well-being in the classroom. As a colleague, Lovisa is the best. She works seamlessly with others, creating and sharing ideas for best teaching practices.

Jenna Reid & Danielle Landry
School of Disability Studies

In the School of Disability Studies, Jenna Reid and Danielle Landry collaborate to teach two undergraduate courses that are advancing the exciting field of Mad Studies. Drawing from social justice art practices, pop culture and multi-media, their non-traditional approach centres Mad history and knowledge. Working gently with a radical shift in point of view, they create real possibilities for transformative learning among students from a diverse range of faculties and programs. This award celebrates the rigour, responsiveness and respect they bring to team-teaching, the accessibility they practice in traditional and virtual classrooms, and their growing contributions to activist scholarship.