Faculty Award Recipients

Since 1990, the University of Regina and the University of Regina Alumni Association have collaborated to celebrate the achievements of accomplished faculty in the areas of teaching, research and service as part of an annual awards program. In 2013, the program was expanded to include the category of graduate research mentorship.

The following four faculty members have been selected as this year’s recipients of University of Regina Alumni Association Excellence Awards:

Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Cory Butz (Computer Science)
Widely noted amongst his students as an accessible and engaging teacher, Cory Butz works to provide an inspiring learning environment for everyone in his class, demonstrating his skill as a dynamic and flexible instructor.

Award for Excellence in Graduate Research Mentorship
Dr. Mark Brigham (Biology)
Mark Brigham’s extensive work with graduate students and the impact of that work on their academic and intellectual lives is noted widely by students and faculty colleagues alike.

Award for Excellence in Research
Dr. Yiyu Yao (Computer Science)
Department of Computer Science professor Yiyu Yao stands out for his ability to maintain a strong and dynamic research program while continuing to be accessible to students and fellow academics. Read more...

Award for Excellence in Service
Professor Patricia Elliott (Journalism)
In addition to having a long-standing history of volunteering within the University and greater community, Journalism’s
Patricia Elliott also maintains a strong social justice focus in her academic work, ensuring that it serves the greater good.