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AMPD faculty take home top honours at 2023 York University Research Awards

AMPD faculty take home top honours at 2023 York University Research Awards

The York University Research Awards Celebration recognizes the outstanding achievements of York's esteemed faculty members - from all faculties and schools - and in areas including artificial intelligence, Black scholarship, documentary filmmaking, and neuroscience, among others. This year, York recognized 10 AMPD faculty members, Karen Burke, Taien Ng-Chan, Christina Petrowska Quilico, Shital Desai, Ali Kazimi, Marissa Largo, Brenda Longfellow, Sundar Viswanathan, Sharon H. Hayashi, Anna V. Hudson.

Researchers were recognized for their wide-ranging studies on pressing issues, like climate change, global health, and inequity, while York’s community of creators and scholars were praised for their contributions to art, and for mobilizing research to effect change in their communities.

Burke and Ng-Chan received top honours with President's Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements among York’s community of researchers and celebrating emerging scholars, senior scholars and highly impactful research.

Burke, who is Chair of the AMPD Music Department, received the President’s Research Impact Award (PRIA) which goes to a full-time, active faculty member whose body of research or scholarship has translated into a notable impact on communities, individuals, public policies or practice beyond academe, or translated successfully into impactful commercial or other applications, while significantly and positively contributing to the University’s research culture and reputation.

Ng-Chan took home the President’s Emerging Research Leadership Award (PERLA) in SSHA which recognizes a full-time faculty member within 10 years of their first academic appointment who have had a notable impact on their field and made a significant contribution to advancing the University’s international reputation for research excellence while significantly and positively contributing to one or more aspects of the York community’s intellectual life.

Petrowska Quilico received a Distinguished Honour appointed to the Order of Ontario while Shital Desai was recognized for her recent distinguishment as Tier 2 York Research Chair in Accessible Interaction Design. Kazimi, Largo, Longfellow, and Viswanathan received honours in the Remarkable Artistic and Creative Accomplishments category, recognizing their artistic and creative accomplishments that enrich creative and cultural expression and understanding.

Hayashi was recognized in the  Presitoguse Discipline-Specific Fellowship & Awards category reflects York scholars whose leadership in the field is reflected by election to academic societies in their field and awards from these bodies for her appointment as the Mary Griggs Burke Chair in Asian Studies by the University of Minnesota. Finally, Hudson received recognition in the Major Grants category which honours researchers who are leading major research initiatives that can advance our understanding of the world and address societal challenges. Winners in this category are researchers who have brought in large-scale funding and secured awards in highly competitive programs.

Congratulations to all the winners!

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