The Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations (CAFA), the provincial organization representing academic staff associations at the University of Alberta, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Calgary, and Athabasca University, is pleased to announce the recipients of the CAFA Distinguished Academic Awards for 2015.
Dr. Lars Hallström, Professor of Political Studies in the Department of Social Sciences, Augustana Campus, with a joint appointment in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, at the University of Alberta, has been chosen to receive the 2015 CAFA Distinguished Academic Award.
The CAFA Distinguished Academic Award recognizes academic staff members who through their research and/or other scholarly, creative or professional activities have made an outstanding contribution to the wider community beyond the university.
Dr. Ubaka Ogbogu, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law, with a cross appointment in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, at the University of Alberta, is the recipient of this year’s CAFA Distinguished Academic Early Career Award.
The CAFA Distinguished Academic Early Career Award recognizes academic staff members who, at an early stage of their careers, through their research and/or other scholarly, creative or professional activities have made an outstanding contribution to the wider community beyond the university.
“Through the annual CAFA Distinguished Academic Awards, now in their ninth year, the academic staff associations of Alberta’s four research-intensive universities celebrate the exceptional contributions made by our members, through their research, scholarly and creative activities, to the community beyond the academy,” notes Dr. Mark McCutcheon, President of CAFA. “This year CAFA is saluting the achievements of Dr. Lars Hallström and Dr. Ubaka Ogbogu, of the University of Alberta. On behalf of CAFA, I extend warmest congratulations to Dr. Hallström and Dr. Ogbogu.”
The 2015 CAFA Distinguished Academic Awards will be presented at a banquet at the Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, on Thursday, September 17, 2015.