Thursday, October 2, 2014

Carleton Announces Faculty Research Prize Winners

Winners of the 2014 CU Research Prizes

Kimberly Matheson, Vice-President (Research and International) and Peter Ricketts, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) stand with the 2014 Carleton University Prize Winners

Recognizing the outstanding efforts and contributions of individual faculty members, Carleton University has announced the winners of the Carleton Research Prizes during its Passion for Research Lunch.

“One of the characteristics of Carleton is that we value excellence in both teaching and research,” said Peter Ricketts, provost and vice-president (Academic). “We also recognize outstanding contributions in service to the academic community. Our award recipients today are exemplars to future researchers.”

“These awards officially recognize the research excellence that is happening on campus,” said Kim Matheson, vice-president (Research and International).  “Awards are given to researchers who not only have excellent track records as individuals, but have contributed to the reputation and research activity at Carleton. The activities of our winners have a transformative effect on the university.”

Four faculty members have been awarded in three categories:

Faculty-to-Faculty Mentoring Award

Sheryl Hamilton -- CU Research Prize Winner

Sheryl Hamilton, Faculty of Public Affairs

This award is also sponsored by the Vice-President (Research and International). One award of $5,000 is granted to a faculty member who makes outstanding contributions as a role model of research excellence and integrity and for mentoring colleagues and junior faculty members to achieve their aspirations in research.

Building Connections Award

This award is sponsored by the Vice-President (Research and International). Two awards of $5,000 are granted to faculty members who make exceptional efforts toward building connections among researchers from different disciplines across the university, as well as partners in external sectors.


Doris Buss -- CU Research Prize Winner

Doris Buss, Faculty of Public Affairs



Ralph Serin -- CU Research Prize Winner

Ralph Serin, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Research and Academic Impact Award

This award is jointly sponsored by the VPRI and the Provost. One award of $8,000 is granted to a faculty member who mobilizes their teaching, research and administrative skills to play a notable role in building on institutional strengths and connections.

Frances Abele -- CU Research Prize Winner

Frances Abele, Faculty of Public Affairs

Launched in 2013, these prizes have led to the advancement of Carleton’s research profile. They pay homage to activities and initiatives that enhance Carleton’s vibrant research culture, as they build a broad and sustainable foundation that supports research excellence, student engagement and the university’s impact on real-world issues. Nominations were accepted from deans, chairs and directors, and faculty members.

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Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 1391

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