2017 Provost's Engaged Scholar recipients announced

(March 13, 2017) - Dr. Cecilia Benoit (sociology), Dr. Jay Cullen (earth and ocean sciences) and Dr. Andrea Walsh (anthropology) have been named the 2017 recipients of the Provost’s Engaged Scholar Award.

The award celebrates our tenured faculty members who have made significant contributions to community through their integration of outstanding scholarship, inspired teaching and community engagement.  These efforts yield positive societal change in many dimensions that affect us all.

“Cecilia Benoit, Jay Cullen and Andrea Walsh are exemplary in their collaborative approach to scholarship,” says VP Academic and Provost Dr. Valerie Kuehne. “They are community builders, and their scholarship is evidence of the positive and vital societal change that comes from combining research, teaching and community partnership.”

This year’s awards were presented on March 8. Drs. Benoit, Cullen and Walsh were conferred the title of University of Victoria Community-Engaged Scholar, which they will hold for a period of five years. They also each received a one-time award of $10,000 to support their research, teaching and community engagement.

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