Honours & Awards

Fellowships

 2014    Global Research Fellow. ABERJE (Association of Brazilian Business Communications). September 1 – December 31, 2014. Including a 6-week, hosted research visit to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.  (I was the first Global Research Fellow ever appointed by ABERJE)

 2008    Fellow, Canadian Public Relations Society (FCPRS) The College of Fellows Canadian Public Relations Society

 Awards

 Scholarly

2011    Awarded. Best Professor, 2nd Year Course, McMaster MBA Association

2010    Awarded. DeGroote MBAA Basu 2nd Year Teaching Award

2002    Awarded. Leslie J. Moeller Award, Top Student Paper. Mass Communication Mass Communication & Society Division, Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication

2002    Awarded. Top Student Papers, Public Relations Division and Science Communication Interest Group. Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Miami

 Professional

2015    Awarded. Philip A. Novikoff Memorial Award. Canadian Public Relations Society. “For recognition of superior and outstanding service over time as a public relations professional. Awarded to an accredited CPRS member who has furthered the standing of the public relations profession in Canada through professional practice and personal relations as well as the enhancement of CPRS and the betterment of the community.” http://www.cprs.ca/awards/NovikoffAward.aspx 

2008    Awarded. William Cockman Memorial Award for Excellence in William Cockman Memorial Award for Excellence in Public Relations. Presented by the Hamilton Chapter of the Canadian Public Relations Society

1999    Awarded.  “Award of Excellence”, Environmental Community Relations –  “Award of Excellence”, Environmental Community Relations – Memphis Depot, Canadian Public Relations Society

1999    Awarded. “Silver Leaf Award”, Environmental Community Relations – Memphis  “Silver Leaf Award”, Environmental Community Relations – Memphis Depot, International Association of Business Communicators

1995    Awarded.  “New Business of the Year”, Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region

 Nominations

 Scholarly

2012    Nominated. DeGroote MBAA Basu 2nd Year Teaching Award

2012    Nominated. McMaster Student Union. “MSU Faculty Teaching Award”

2009    Nominated. DeGroote MBAA Basu 2nd Year Teaching Award.

2008    Nominated. DeGroote MBAA Basu 2nd Year Teaching Award.

2008    Nominated. McMaster Student Union. “Outstanding Course Professor”.