2019 Celebration of Excellence in the Faculty of Arts

Faculty, staff and students recognized for their achievements at the annual Faculty of Arts Awards Night

Donna McKinnon - 16 May 2019

Family, friends and colleagues joined the 83 (yeah, we're that good!) award winners at a dinner and celebration, hosted by Allen Ball, Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning/Student Programs, and emceed by Salima Ebrahim ('00 BA, Political Science), Branch Manager for External and Intergovernmental Relations with the City of Edmonton - and one of Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40!


Roger S. Smith Undergraduate Researcher Award

Matthew Ackman, Economics

Tom Brown, Political Science

Alexander Cheung, Economics

Emily Clink, History and Classics

Selina Ertman, Anthropology

Samuel Goertz, Political Science

Jasmine Hafso, History and Classics

Ramanjot Kalher, Psychology

Isabelle MacDonald, Anthropology

McKae Pawlenchuk, Linguistics

Cécile E. Mactaggart Travel Award for Narrative Writing
Kirsten Thomas, English and Film Studies, for Pictured: Portrait of the Artist as an Exchange Student

Amy Kaler, Sociology, for Leaving China

Graduate Teaching Award
Kevin Laxamana, Anthropology

Andrew Lints, Anthropology

Mirjana Uzelac, Anthropology

Phoebe Todd-Parrish, Art & Design

Nick Beauchesne, English and Film Studies

Amanda Daignault, English and Film Studies

Meredith Snyder, English and Film Studies

Shannon Blanchet, Drama

Tonya Chrystian, Drama

James White, History and Classics

Richard Feddersen, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Peter Andes, Philosophy

Ka Ho Lam, Philosophy

Daisy Raphael, Political Science

Brenna Zatto, Psychology

Doris Zhang, Psychology

Esther Rosario, Women's and Gender Studies

Contract Instructor Teaching Award
Kuo-Chan Sun, East Asian Studies

Randi Nixon, Sociology

Kristine Smitka, English and Film Studies

Undergraduate Teaching Award (Early Achievement)
Anja Arnhold
, Linguistics

Selena Couture, Drama

Michael Litwack, English and Film Studies

Kathleen W. Klawe Prize for Excellence in Teaching Large Classes
Lech Lebiedowski, History and Classics

Undergraduate Teaching Award
Sandra Bucerius, Sociology

Jennie Dailey-O'Cain, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Lin Snelling, Drama

Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship
Piet Defraeye, Drama

Research Excellence Award

Assistant Professor: David Brown, Economics

Associate Professor: Kisha Supernant, Anthropology

Professor: Astrid Ensslin, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Outstanding Student Service Award

Laura Kerslake, Undergraduate Student Services

Amber Nicholson, Undergraduate Student Services

Outstanding Staff Award
Sylvia Currie, Office of the Dean

Ceilidh Morrissette, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies

Administrative Leadership Award

Barb Baker, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies/History and Classics

Eva Glancy, Modern Languages & Cultural Studies

Great Supervisor Award (Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research)
Xiaoting Li, East Asian Studies

Anne Malena, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Keavy Martin, English and Film Studies

Pamela Mayne Correia, Anthropology

Kimberly Noels, Psychology

Mariléne Oliver, Art & Design

Joanne Paradis, Linguistics

Sathya Rao, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Jeremy Rossiter, History and Classics

Jan Selman, Drama

Rob Shields, Sociology and MACT

Chloe Taylor, Women's and Gender Studies


University of Alberta Community Connections - Community Leader Award
Lisa Prins, Humanities 101

University of Alberta IST - Information Technology Excellence Award
Jeff Antoniuk, English and Film Studies

University of Alberta Support Staff Recognition Award
Kathleen Berto, Art & Design

University of Alberta Excellence in Leadership Award
Stan Szynkowski. Art & Design (awarded posthumously)

William Hardy Alexander Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Alexander Gainer, Economics

Rachel Prusko, English and Film Studies

Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Greg Anderson, Political Science

David Kennedy, Drama

Martha Cook Piper Research Prize

Kisha Supernant, Anthropology

Killam Annual Professorship

David Beck, Linguistics

McCalla Professorship

Lin Snelling, Drama

Henry Marshall Tory Chair

Cressida Heyes, Political Science


Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Rezvaneh Erfani Hossein Pour, Sociology

William Schultz, Sociology

Uchechukwu Umezurike, English and Film Studies

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship

Billy-Ray Belcourt, English and Film Studies

William Schultz, Sociology

SSHRC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Julia Smith, Sociology

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowship

Malinda S. Smith, Political Science

The Royal Society of Canada - College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
Dominique Clément, Sociology

Canada Research Chair in Politics of Citizenship and Human Rights

Yasmeen Abu-Laben, Political Science

Canada 150 Research Chair

Deb Verhoeven, Women's and Gender Studies/Digital Humanities

Congratulations and THANK YOU to all our amazing award recipients! Check out our Facebook Photo AlbumHERE.