Happy MacEwan Day!

May 13, 2014

IMAGE-story-MacEwanDay2014Lines of staff, faculty and students curled across the front of Building 7 of City Centre Campus, in anticipation of the carnival-themed food and games to be enjoyed as part of MacEwan Day. This annual celebration is held in honour of university namesake Dr. Grant MacEwan and in recognition of the amazing employees who have done extraordinary work in the last year.

Employee Recognition Awards

With Dr. MacEwan’s daughter, Heather MacEwan Foran, in attendance, the following employees received awards for their commitment, creativity and spirit in performing their roles at the university.

Award for Innovation

In recognition of employees who demonstrate ingenuity and originality as they formulate ideas that enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the university.

Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ):

  • Valerie Henitiuk
  • Meghan Abbott
  • Scott Forbes
  • Shelley Josey
  • Carolyn Ives
  • Paul Martin
  • Samantha Walker
  • Shea Wang
  • Paul Sopcak
  • Sarah Flynn
  • Nicole Colantin
  • Trudi Ohki; and
  • Hoyne Santa-Balazs

Distinguished Teaching Awards

In recognition of the individuals who demonstrate excellence in teaching by responding to the needs of students.

Outstanding Service Awards

In recognition of the individuals who have gone above and beyond in their positions, and contributing to a positive atmosphere at the university.

  • Sandra Berger, Sport and Wellness
  • Chunyan Zhang, Clinical Simulation Centre
  • John McGrath, chief information officer
  • Agnieszka Matejko, Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications
  • Brian Thurgood, Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications

Leadership for Sustainability

In recognition of an individual for reflecting the university’s commitment to fostering creative approaches to sustainability in education and in campus operations.

  • Peter Vogels, Faculty of Health and Community Studies

Dorothy Gray/SAMU Award

In recognition of an employee who has shown support for Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) services and for going beyond the requirements of their job to create a students-first environment.

  • Chaldeans Mensah, Faculty of Arts and Science

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