Beverley Montague receives University of Regina Distinguished Service Award

News Release Release Date: March 7, 2022 10:30 a.m.

The University of Regina is pleased to recognize the outstanding service of Beverley Montague as the 2021 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.

“For more than 30 years Beverley Montague exemplified the University of Regina’s motto As One Who Serves,” said Board of Governors Chair Dr. Marlene Smadu. “Montague’s English classes were always a perennial favourite and she consistently received stellar evaluations from her students. This ability to connect with students undoubtedly reflected her passion for the English language and desire to instill this love of literature in others.”

Instructor Emerita Beverley Montague began teaching in the University’s Department of English in 1986 and continued in that role until her retirement in 2020.

Montague’s devotion to the well-being of the department and its students was evident in her assuming the position as co-ordinator of the Orlene Murad Academic Discussion series where she was responsible for generating discussions on a wide range of issues related to the study of English literature. She was instrumental in broadening its purview to include such elements as student writing showcases, guest speakers from other departments and universities, and teaching-themed discussions.

Well ahead of many of her colleagues she also began attending to the special needs of international students, devoting untold hours to one-on-one advising in order to explain the intricacies of English grammar and syntax to these students.

The University of Regina Board of Governors Distinguished Service Award is reserved for individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the University above and beyond the expectations for roles they have held during their service.


About the University of Regina

The University of Regina—with campuses located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota and Nakoda nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College in 1911. Today, more than 16,000 students study within the University's 10 faculties, 25 academic departments/schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College). The University of Regina has an established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.


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