November 2019 Faculty Awards and Accolades Recap

Congratulations to the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation alumni, faculty, staff and students being recognized this month!

28 November 2019

Faculty Recognition

Valerie Carson: Web of Science Group's Highly Cited Researcher for 2019. Each year, the Web of Science Group identifies the world's most influential researchers. In 2019, fewer than 6,300, or 0.1%, of the world's researchers, across 21 research fields, have earned this exclusive distinction. Dr. Carson is among this elite group recognized for her exceptional research influence, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science. See full list

Staff Recognition

Victoria Meah (Postdoctoral Fellow): Women & Children's Health Research Institute (WCHRI) Research Day Oral Presentation Award - First Place. Presentation topic: Cardiac responses to incremental resistance exercise in pregnancy: Resistance Exercise in Pregnancy Study (REPS)

Christina Hoang (Academic Lab Coordinator): On-Campus Community Inclusion Award for enriching the live of individuals with developmental disabilities. Christina was recognized for her support of the On-Campus program through her interactions with participating students and their support teams as a KSR Lab Coordinator. Christina assists KSR professors and instructors in making class activities and environments more accessible and inclusive for students who are enrolled in our academic courses.

Student Recognition

Yeong-Bae Kim
(PhD student): 2019 Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation of Edmonton (KCSFE) scholarship. KCSFE provides scholarship to foster the education and the growth of future leaders of Alberta communities.

Devin Phillips (PhD Candidate): 2019 Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual Meeting Graduate Student Oral Presentation - Finalist. Presentation topic: Inhaled nitric oxide improves dyspnea and exercise capacity in mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Athletics Recognition

Laurie Eisler (Pandas Volleyball Head Coach): Laurie became the first University of Alberta Coach to reach 800 career wins. READ MORE

Vanessa Wild (Pandas Basketball): Senior guard Vanessa Wild claimed a new team scoring record that stood for almost 40 years, eclipsing the total by former Panda head coach and player Trix Baker. READ MORE

Kory White (Pandas Volleyball): Kory White broke her own Pandas program record with 33 kills, leading the Pandas to a thrilling five set win (25-18,25-18,23-25,21-25,16-14) over the Thompson Rivers WolfPack on November 8th. READ MORE

Alumni Recognition

Dr. W. George Hardy (Former Golden Bears Hockey head coach): Inducted into the Canada West Hall of Fame (Builder category). Of the many outstanding individuals to teach and provide academic leadership at the University of Alberta, Dr. W. George Hardy stands out as a true renaissance man who was both a sports visionary and classic scholar.