News in Brief: Week 12

Three Professors Appointed to Officers of the Order of Canada 

Governor General Julie Payette recognized Professors Kerry Rowe, Emerita Elizabeth Eisenhauer, and Paul Armstrong as Officers to the Order of Canada, the University announced Monday.

As the country's highest civilian honour, roughly 7,000 Canadians have joined the Order since its 1967 introduction.

“[Recipients] have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country,” the Governor General’s website read.

Oncology Professor Elizabeth Ann Eisenhauer, MD’76, was recognized as an international leader in clinical cancer research.

As a former director of NCIC Clinical Trials Group Investigational New Drug Program, Eisenhauer led the design of criteria to evaluate the response of tumors to therapy, and introduced new drugs which are used in cancer treatment.

Eisenhauer has also been involved with various international professional and institutional committees, benefiting oncology research worldwide.

Professor Kerry Rowe in the Department of Civil Engineering, and former Vice-Principal (Research), was recognized for his contributions in the field of geo-environmental engineering. Rowe has introduced many of the designs, techniques and materials now used to manage waste disposal in the developed world.

His research on landfills has produced critical advancements in the protection of land and water from contamination.

Adjunct Professor in Queen’s School of Medicine Paul Armstrong, MD’66, was honoured for his contributions to cardiac care and global research.

Armstrong is responsible for leading research in the treatment of acute heart attacks and was instrumental in implementing this pre-hospital treatment in Alberta’s ambulances. He was also recognized for his leadership in health care institutions, including his role as founding president of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

—Madison Bendall

Royal Canadian Institute of Science awards Sanford Fleming Medal to prof

Governor General Julie Payette recognized Professors Kerry Rowe, Emerita Elizabeth Eisenhauer, and Paul Armstrong as Officers to the Order of Canada, the University announced Monday.

As the country's highest civilian honour, roughly 7,000 Canadians have joined the Order since its 1967 introduction.

“[Recipients] have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country,” the Governor General’s website read.

Oncology Professor Elizabeth Ann Eisenhauer, MD’76, was recognized as an international leader in clinical cancer research.

As a former director of NCIC Clinical Trials Group Investigational New Drug Program, Eisenhauer led the design of criteria to evaluate the response of tumors to therapy, and introduced new drugs which are used in cancer treatment.

Eisenhauer has also been involved with various international professional and institutional committees, benefiting oncology research worldwide.

Professor Kerry Rowe in the Department of Civil Engineering, and former Vice-Principal (Research), was recognized for his contributions in the field of geo-environmental engineering. Rowe has introduced many of the designs, techniques and materials now used to manage waste disposal in the developed world.

His research on landfills has produced critical advancements in the protection of land and water from contamination.

Adjunct Professor in Queen’s School of Medicine Paul Armstrong, MD’66, was honoured for his contributions to cardiac care and global research.

Armstrong is responsible for leading research in the treatment of acute heart attacks and was instrumental in implementing this pre-hospital treatment in Alberta’s ambulances. He was also recognized for his leadership in health care institutions, including his role as founding president of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

—Madison Bendall

Governor General Julie Payette patrons anti-bully project

Governor General Julie Payett has granted patronage to anti-bullying initiative Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence (PREVNet), the University announced on Nov. 21.

Wendy Craig of Queen’s and Debra Pepler of York University began PREVNet in 2006. The project aims to halt bullying and encourage healthy relationships among children and teens. It now includes 130 researchers and 62 organizations.

“We are inspired by this patronage, and we share this honour with our partners and researchers who work tirelessly to eliminate bullying and advocate on behalf of the children and youth across Canada,” Craig said in a University press release.

One in three adolescents report being bullied, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Research, and close to half of all Canadian parents report having a child who was victim to bullying. 

“The honour of receiving this patronage helps create awareness and supports our goal to improve Canada’s low World Health Organization’s ranking in bullying incidents,” Craig said.

 “By focusing on healthy relationships and our collective social responsibility and we can decrease costs in health, education and justice programs and reduce crime in Canada by a substantial rate.”

—Nick Pearce

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