Community Congrats: May 2023

Recapping the recent achievements of our talented community across our campuses.


A recap of some of the recent accolades and achievements received by our campus community members.

Congratulations to the following:


  • Jordan Canham, student — 2023 Can West Male Athlete of the Year

Campus & Community Recreation

  • Sarika Malwesnonnappa, student & CCR staff member & Dan Walter, CCR staff member — City of Edmonton Citizenship Award

College of Health Sciences

College of Natural and Applied Sciences

  • Zhehui (Charlie) Jin, associate professor — Early Career Research Award
  • Cor-Paul Bezemer, assistant professor — Early Career Research Award
  • Sina Ghaemi, professor — Mid-Career Research Award
  • James Hogan, associate professor — Mid-Career Research Award
  • Abdulhakem Elezzabi, professor — Career Research Award
  • João B.P. Soares, professor — Career Research Award
  • Marek Reformat, professor — Graduate Teaching Awards
  • Morris Flynn, professor — Graduate Teaching Awards
  • Evan Davies, professor — Graduate Teaching Awards
  • Hongbo Zeng, professor — Graduate Teaching Awards
  • Mahdi Tavakoli, professor — Graduate Teaching Awards
  • Marc Secanell Gallart, professor — Graduate Teaching Awards
  • Karim El-Basyouny, associate dean & professor — Graduate Teaching Awards
  • Douglas Ivey, professor — Graduate Teaching Awards
  • Jaqueline Munhoz, student — 2nd place, Christine Gagnon Memorial Travel Award from the Canadian Nutrition Society
  • Ren Wang, student  — 3rd place, Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) Poster Award

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Faculty of Native Studies

Office of The Vice-President (External Relations)

Office of the Vice-President (University Services & Finances)

If you know of a U of A colleague who has recently won an award, or received or any other honours, and you would like to see their achievement celebrated in the next edition of "Community Congrats!" please send their info to