A U of C professor is a finalist for Canada’s oldest and most prestigious award for English- and French-language Canadian literature. Robert Majzels, an associate professor with the creative writing group in the Department of English, along with poet Erín Moure, has been nominated in the 2007 Governor General’s literary awards for Notebook of Roses and Civilization, the English translation of Nicole Brossard’s Cahier de roses & de civilisation. “I do think the credit should go to Nicole Brossard and her splendid poems,” says Majzels of the nomination. “Working with Erín Moure to translate them into English was all the pleasure I could want.” Majzels won the Governor General’s award for translation in 2000, for the French-to-English translation of France Daigle’s Just Fine.
The Calgary Institute for the Humanities has announced its 2007-08 fellowships. Annual fellows are: Linda Carreiro, Department of Art; Geoffrey McCafferty, Department of Archaeology; and Margaret J. Osler, Department of History. Undergraduate fellows are Tanya Chiykowski, Department of Archaeology and Shane Sackman, Department of Political Science. The visiting research fellow is Tania Saj, Department of Anthropology, McGill University.
Musharrof Hossain, MA’03, has won this year’s HR Leadership Award from the Asia Pacific HRM Congress for his outstanding contributions in introducing HR practices in Bangladesh as well as throughout Asia. Hossain is the president of the Bangladesh Society for Human Resources Management.
Kenneth McKinnon, BComm’80, VP legal affairs and general counsel of Critical Mass Inc. and partner with Sundog Eyewear, is the recipient of the 2007 Management Alumni Excellence (MAX) award. The annual MAX award recognizes a graduate of the Haskayne School of Business for achievement and extraordinary service to the business school and community. McKinnon was chosen for his strength as a respected professional and community advocate demonstrated through the contribution of his expertise in finance, strategy and legal services to the public and private marketplace. McKinnon is currently a member of Haskayne’s Alumni Chapter Board of Directors, Management Advisory Council and the University of Calgary Senate.
The Financial Times of London has ranked the Alberta/Haskayne Executive MBA (EMBA) program among the top 30 programs in the world. Jointly offered by the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta, the program achieved an overall ranking of 28 on the list of the top 90 programs, moving up significantly from 46th place in 2006. The Alberta/Haskayne EMBA was second among the seven Canadian programs on the list. The program outranked all Canadian schools in the two categories that are of particular importance to potential students: Career Progress (17th) and Aims Achieved (22nd). Graduates of the Alberta/Haskayne EMBA also reported the highest percentage salary increase out of all the Canadian programs.
The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research’s ForeFront program has launched a new initiative to support students in the Master of Biomedical Technology (MBT) program at the University of Calgary. The ForeFront MBT Studentships are awarded to outstanding science students wishing to pursue a career in the biomedical industry. This year’s recipients are: Paul Lam, BSc, Jenna Latanville, BSc, Jennifer Lukus, BSc and Katarzyna Okoniewska, BSc, BComm. ForeFront MBT Studentships cover full tuition and provide a stipend for summer practicums.