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Dean's Service Award Recipients

The Dean's Service Award recognizes exceptional or distinguished service to a Department, School, Faculty and/or the University.

Award recipient(s) will receive a certificate of recognition and a monetary award of $2,000 as a one-time payment (subject to applicable deductions).

Key criteria: Service

2021 recipients

Pnina Alon-Shenker

Faculty of Law and School of Business Management, Department of Law and Business, Ted Rogers School of Management

Dr Pnina Alon-Shenker is an exemplar of dedication to service. She is uniformly revered by her colleagues as a pillar of selfless service. In the past year alone she has served on the Law & Business Department department’s DHC (during an especially busy year), DEC, and CLAC, as well as chairing the DHC for the new Faculty of Law. She also served on the Search Committee for the new Dean of Law and the Search Committee for the Chang School. She is also tirelessly devoted to Ryerson Legal Clinic, a one-of-a-kind undergraduate clinic she founded in 2012.

Roberto Botelho

Department of Chemistry and Biology, Faculty of Science

Since joining Ryerson in 2008, Dr. Roberto Botelho has displayed an outstanding commitment to Ryerson through his many service contributions. Collectively, Dr. Botelho's contributions facilitated the development of new undergraduate and graduate programs and enhanced the curriculum of previously existing programs, developed networking opportunities for graduate students, increased research intensity and quality in molecular sciences, and helped develop a vision for Health research at Ryerson. Dr. Botelho is proud of his role in recruiting new faculty members to lead the future of education and scientific research at Ryerson, thus enhancing Ryerson's reputation within the national and international scientific stage.

Ahmed El-Rabbany

Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Ahmed El-Rabbany made significant service contributions at the Departmental, Faculty and University levels, which enhance the quality of education in his department and help enhance the reputation of the university. He initiated and organized a number of student engagement events and attracted cash awards to graduate students in the Civil Engineering Program. Ahmed also made important community and professional contributions, including serving as a panel member and speaker at an event organized by Glenforest Secondary School in Mississauga to motivate secondary school students, especially female, to consider science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as a future field of study.

Annika Hillebrandt

School of Business Management, Department of HR Management and Organizational Behavior, Ted Rogers School of Management

Dr. Annika Hillebrandt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of HR/OB, Ted Rogers School of Management. Annika has been an active and engaged member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee over the past year. She has shown a strong commitment to ensuring that the TRSM undergraduate curriculum is excellent and in particular represents the interests of the HR/OB students very well. She has contributed new creative ideas and has gone above and beyond in supporting the initiatives of the UCC. She is also willing to take the time to listen to new ideas and suggestions and offer well-reasoned points.

Sharareh Taghipour

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Dr. Taghipour has provided outstanding service to the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, FEAS, and Ryerson University. She has been a member and the Chair of DHC and DEC for several consecutive years, and served as a member of several other committees including Ryerson’s strategic research plan (SRP) steering committee, and the search committee for two Ryerson research leadership positions. Dr. Taghipour has also served as the Regional Editor of the Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering (JQME), and the Associate Editor for the Proceedings of the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium being held annually in the United States.

Past recipients

  • Alagan Anpalagan
    Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Farhad Ein-Mozaffari
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • K. Wayne Forsythe
    Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, Faculty of Arts
  • Konstantinos Georgiou
    Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science
  • Martin Habekost
    School of Graphic Communications Management, Faculty of Communication and Design
  • Juan Antonio Hernandez
    School of Retail Management, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Klaas Kraay
    Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts
  • Richard Meldrum
    School of Occupational and Public Health, Faculty of Community Services
  • Farid Shirazi
    Information and Technology Management, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Haomiao Yu
    Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts
  • Patrizia Albanese
    Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts
  • Annette Bailey
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Community Services
  • Catherine Ellis
    Department of History, Faculty of Arts
  • David Hunter
    Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts
  • Yuanshun Li
    School of Accounting and Finance, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Shelagh McCartney
    School of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Community Services
  • Isaac Woungang
    Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science
  • Tara Burke
    Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts
  • Linying Dong
    School of Information Technology Management, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Catherine Dowling
    School of Interior Design, Faculty of Communication and Design
  • Daniel Foucher
    Department of Chemistry and Biology, Faculty of Science
  • Stephanie Cassin
    Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts
  • Farhad Ein-Mozaffari
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Ahmed El-Rabbany
    Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Eric Liberda
    School of Occupational and Public Health, Faculty of Community Services
  • Martin Pyle
    Marketing Management, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Lori Schindel Martin
    Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Faculty of Community Services
  • Stephen Swales
    Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Arts
  • Warren Wakarchuk
    Department of Chemistry and Biology, Faculty of Science