The University of Regina's Board of Governors Distinguished Service Award and four Alumni Awards will be presented at the University of Regina's 36th annual spring convocation June 9, 10, and 11, 2010, at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, beginning at 2:00 p.m. daily.
Mo Bundon will receive the Board of Governors Distinguished Service Award. It's the first time that an external candidate has received the award. Bundon served more than six years on the University of Regina's Board of Governors. The award recognizes individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the University; served the community for many years; significantly enhanced the development and/or operations of one or more of the University's areas of endeavour; and, is a nomination that is strongly supported within the University community.
Bundon was on the Board from 2003 to the spring of 2010. During that time he served as Vice-Chair and Chair. He was involved in the Building Dreams and Futures Campaign which raised $82 million, exceeding the goal of $75 million of increased student and research support, the new Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport, and support for the 2005 Canada Summer Games. He was the Executive Vice-President of the Games, and partnered with the University of Regina to host 4,500 athletes from across Canada in August 2005. He played a part in the continued physical growth of the campus including facilities that have greatly enhanced student life such as the North and South Residences, the development of the Dr. Lloyd Barber Academic Green, and the Research and Innovation Centre. Bundon is Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for Harvard Developments Inc., A Hill Company of Regina. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa and is a graduate of Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, where he is currently the Chairman of the Board of Regents. The College recognized his commitment and community involvement by awarding him the Frank Germann Alumnus of the Year Award and the prestigious Athol Murray College of Notre Dame Medal of Honour. He serves on numerous boards including Harvard Western Insurance and Urban Forest Recyclers Inc. In addition, he is the co-founder and director of One Life Makes A Difference, a charitable foundation created to assist Regina inner-city students with educational opportunities. In 2007, Bundon was honoured with the United Way of Regina President's Award and in 2009 he received the Red Cross Humanitarian Award.
Dr. Greg Marchildon is the recipient of the Alumni Award for Excellence in Research. Marchildon currently holds a Canada Research Chair position in Public Policy and Economic History and is a professor in the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. He is also a Fellow at the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University. In 2001 he was Executive Director of the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada, chaired by Hon. Roy Romanow. From 1997 to 2000, he was the Saskatchewan Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Minister to the Premier and advised Cabinet on the establishment of the Fyke Commission on Medicare. From 1994 to1996 he served as the province's Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. Between 1989 and 1994 he was a Professor of Canadian Studies and Economic History as well as Acting Director of the Centre of Canadian Studies at John Hopkin's University's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. Marchildon has a PhD in economic history from the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as history and economic degrees from the U of R and a law degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He has written, edited, and co-edited extensively on subjects ranging from public policy and administration to Canadian history and Canada-US trade relations. In particular, a book that he co-authored called Canoeing the Churchill: A Practical Guide to the Historic Voyageur Highway won the 2002 Saskatchewan Book Award for Scholarly Writing. Marchildon conducts research into comparative health systems, analyzing and evaluating the Canadian Health System relative to other countries. He also studies the impact of the Great Depression on prairie provinces by conducting historical research on public policy, the environment, and the economy. Marcheldon will receive his award on Wednesday, June 9.
Rob Giberson will receive the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching. Giberson is an associate professor of marketing in the Faculty of Business Administration. As Associate Dean from 2002 to 2008, he managed the Faculty's undergraduate programs and sat on the following committees: Undergraduate Studies and Admissions Committee, Undergraduate Scholarship Committee, and Undergraduate Joint International Degree Committee as well as being the Faculty's ex-officio member on several faculty committees. Giberson has 18 years of university teaching experience at the undergraduate, MBA and executive development levels in marketing, strategy and leadership. He has taught many international courses, and has travelled with students to Brazil, China, Mexico, the Ukraine and Vietnam. He is noted as being one of the U of R's "Most Popular Professors" in Macleans February 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, and 2000 Review of Universities editions. He was awarded the U of R "Inspiring Teaching Award" in 2003. He coached the U of R that won the 2003 and 2002 Manitoba International Marketing Competition championships. He also coached the E-Strat Team which placed highest for undergraduate teams in the world in 2003 and the U of R teams that placed third in Canada in 2002 and 2001. He coached the U of R Capstone team that placed fourth in the Spring 2002 Capstone Challenge competition. He was designated Administrative Student Society "Outstanding Faculty of the Year" in 2000. Giberson did doctoral studies at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario 1992-1999, has an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1991, and a BSC (Hons.) from the University of Western Ontario in 1984. His research and scholarly consulting activities focus on entrepreneurship and business strategy in private and community-based aboriginal organizations in conjunction with the professional development of aboriginal students. Giberson will receive his award on Thursday, June 10.
Philip Charrier will also receive an Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching. Charrier is an Associate Professor of History and Graduate Student Advisor. He was also a Faculty Representative on the 2009 U of R's Strategic Planning Facilitation Team. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and is a graduate of the U of T as well. Before coming to the History Department at the U of R in 2001, he was a researcher in the School of East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield. His research interests are: Contemporary Japanese history; processes of modernization and development in Asia; and visual culture. Charrier is a leading and innovative teacher in the Department of History. His interest in interdisciplinarity and his commitment to a team approach to teaching has resulted in fruitful collaborations with colleagues in History as well as from other fields. In particular, he brings his expertise in visual media to the classroom, where it enhances his courses on Asian and Urban History. He has also played an important role in developing and teaching the "Hands-On China" program which involves students in a field trip to China. Charrier will receive his award on Thursday, June 10.
Bruce Anderson will receive the Alumni Award for Excellence in Public Service. Anderson is the Director of the Centre for Management Development as well as an Instructor in Strategy and Policy with the Faculty of Business Administration. He is a Managing Partner of b-creative group, a serial entrepreneur, a senior executive on several health organizations, and a senior manager for the provincial lottery corporation and sports federation. Anderson has a Master of Business Administration from the U of R in 1995, a BCOMM (Hons.) in Sports Administration from the Laurentian University in 1982, and a Certificate in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University in 1999. He became certified as an Association Executive in 1990 and as a Management Consultant in 2009. Anderson serves on several committees including: Strategy Coach for JDC West; Member of the Studies, Scholarships and Admissions Committees; Member of the Advisory Committee for the Campus Master Plan; and a Member of the Facilitation Team for the University's Strategic Plan (2009). His community service experience includes being Past President of the Regina and District Chamber of Commerce; Founding Committee Member of the Progress 2 Capital Business Planning Competition; Board Member of the Saskatchewan International Tattoo and Festival; Member of the Management Advisory Board, BoardSuite Inc.; and Mentor with the Canadian Youth Business Foundation. Anderson will receive his award on Friday June 11.
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