External Awards Facilitation

UVic award winners

Profs honoured for community leadership

(image: Hall and Gallagher, Photo: Gary McKinstry)By Tara Sharpe

A renowned nursing professor who has worked tirelessly to nurture age-friendly communities and an outstanding scholar who has devoted his career to building bridges between communities are this year’s winners of the University of Victoria Community Leadership Awards.

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Smith awarded Vanier Medal
Honoured for leadership and impact on public policy

(image: Smith)By Patty Pitts

Whether it’s calling for the expansion of G8 membership or offering proposals to achieve self-sustaining peace in Afghanistan, Gordon Smith never hesitates to inject policy research into the public agenda and public eye. In recognition of his life-long public administration leadership in the service of Canada, the executive director of the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies is this year’s recipient of the Vanier Medal from the Institute of Public Administration of Canada.

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