Brock recognizes profs for creative research and teaching at Fall Convocation

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Brock recognizes profs for creative research and teaching at Fall Convocation

Published on October 17 2013


Students at Brock benefit from the commitment and expertise of faculty at the University who provide an innovative and student-centred research and learning environment. Their influence engages students to think creatively and critically both inside and outside the classroom.

Brock will honour two faculty members for their outstanding contributions to research and teaching at Fall Convocation on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Michael Bidochka, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, will receive the Brock University Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity. This award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate outstanding research achievements, contributions toward the training of future researchers, and consistency in scholarly or creative performance.

Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker, an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education, will receive the Brock University Award for Distinguished Teaching. The award recognizes a faculty member who has made a significant commitment to providing and developing quality learning experiences for students, in addition to making valuable contributions in curriculum development and the mentoring of colleagues.

Bidochka will receive his award at Saturday’s 10 a.m. ceremony. Ciuffetelli Parker will receive her award at the 2 p.m. ceremony.

More than 850 students are expected to receive their degrees at Fall Convocation. All ceremonies will be held in the Ian D. Beddis Gymnasium and a reception for graduates, family members and other special guests will be held after each ceremony.