Faculty and staff are honoured at Autumn Convocation

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The University of Winnipeg is pleased to honour faculty and staff at the upcoming Autumn Convocation ceremony on Friday, October 13, 2017 in the UWinnipeg David F. Anderson Gymnasium in the Duckworth Centre at 400 Spence Street.

UWinnipeg will honour Dr. Narad Rampersad (mathematics and statistics) with the Erica and Arnold Rogers Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship; and Barbara Read will receive the Clarence Atchison Award for Excellence in Community Service.

Narad Rampersad, ©UWinnipeg

Narad Rampersad, ©UWinnipeg

Narad Rampersad, BSc, MMath, PhD
Erica and Arnold Rogers Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship
Rampersad is a knowledgeable and gifted researcher with an exceptional publication record who has garnered international recognition for the quality of his work. He is considered to be one of the best of his generation. His expertise spans a variety of areas in discrete mathematics, including formal languages, automata theory, descriptional complexity, pattern avoidance, and number theory — but is internationally renowned for his research in combinatorics on words (the study of patterns in sequences over a finite set of symbols).

The Erica and Arnold Rogers Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship was established by Erica and Arnold Rogers, friends of The University of Winnipeg. Rogers was a medical doctor who, together with his wife Erica, valued the contribution by faculty members to research and scholarship. All members of the University faculty, many of whom have received national and international recognition for excellence in the research community, are eligible. 




Barb Read, photo supplied

Barb Read, photo supplied

Barb Read, BA, MAdEd
Clarence Atchison Award for Excellence in Community Service
For countless UWinnipeg students, staff, and faculty facing stress, Read has been a compassionate and calming influence. Read offers more than just a warm and approachable presence — she is a vital resource to many in the community. Her sessions are an inclusive space, where participants feel comfortable sharing personal details. Her empathetic nature allows people to feel understood and valued, while her cheerfulness is infectious to those around her.

The Clarence Atchison Award for Community Service was established by Investors Group in honour of their former President and Vice Chair Clarence E. Atchison. Together with an impressive record of business accomplishments, Atchison devoted many hours to community and social service in Winnipeg, serving on many boards and advisory councils. He was a long time member of The University of Winnipeg Board of Regents, acting as Chair from 1968 to 1970. The award is given to a University faculty or staff member to recognize the contribution given of their time and expertise to service to the community.

For more details please visit 2017 Autumn Convocation.

Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7130, E: n.ibrahim@uwinnipeg.ca

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