Posted on September 24, 2013 by Tia Lalani

The University of Alberta celebrated faculty, students and staff at their September 19 Awards Night. Several Augustanians were recognized for their contributions.


From left to right, Dean Allen Berger, Petra Cegielny, Dylan Breitkreutz, Kim Misfeldt, Kristine Nutting, Doris Audet, David “Doc” Larson.

Each September, the University of Alberta honors the achievements of our faculty, students, and staff at Celebrate! Teaching.Learning.Research. This event celebrates exemplary individuals: faculty who bring their research to life in the classroom; graduate and undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves for outstanding academic and extracurricular work; and staff that support research and learning.

The September 19, 2013, Celebrate! Teaching.Learning.Research event was co-hosted by Dr. Martin Ferguson-Pell, the Acting Provost and Vice-President (Academic), and Dr. Lorne Babiuk, Vice-President (Research).

Augustana Faculty was well represented at the event, with several significant awards.

Dr. Kim Misfeldt, German professor and Chair of Humanities

Kim was celebrated for her 3M National Teaching Fellowship, awarded earlier this year. The 3M National Teaching Fellowship is Canada’s most prestigious national teaching award, and recognizes teaching excellence as well as educational leadership. Click on the video below to see 3M award winners Kim Misfeldt and Heather Zwicker in action with their students!

Kristine Nutting, Drama professor

Kristine was recognized for her teaching excellence by fellow academic staff with the William Hardy Alexander Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Doris Audet and David “Doc” Larson, Biology professors

Doris and Doc were recognized with the Teaching Unit Award for their Costa Rican “Field Studies in Tropical Ecology” courses. This award celebrates teaching excellence as a result of the collaboration of instructors.

Dylan Breitkreutz (BSc Math/Physics ’12), Oncology student

Augustana alumnus Dylan was recognized as a top-ranked master’s candidate with the Julie Payette NSERC Research Scholarship.

Robert Nichols (BA Political Studies ’00)

Political Science professor on the University of Alberta’s North Campus, former Augustana sessional teacher and alumnus Robert Nichols was recognized with the Humboldt Research Fellowship. The award is granted to experienced researchers for a long-term project at an institution in Germany.

Petra Cegielny, Aboriginal Student Advisor

While her role in the University community does not directly involve teaching, Petra was recognized with the Excellence in Learning Support Award for her significant contributions to the student learning experience.

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