FCAT EXCELLENCE AWARDS RECIPIENTS

2023 FCAT Excellence Awards Recipients

ALUMNI AWARDS

Emerging Alumni

Alum of the Year

  • Kevin Hustler, UX Designer, Netflix - School of Interactive Art and Technology

Distinguished Alumni

  • Heidi Waechtler, Director of Sales and Distribution, Figure 1 Publishing – Publishing Program

STAFF AWARDS

Impact Award

  • Gary Chow – Administrative Coordinator in the School of Communication

Career Contributions Award

  • Tiffany Taylor – Graduate Programs Coordinator  in the School of Interactive Art and Technology

TEACHING AWARDS

Teaching Assistant or Tutor Marker Teaching Award

  • Shauna-Kaye Brown – Research Assistant in the School for the Contemporary Arts and School of Communication

Sessional Instructor Award

Early Career Teaching Award

  • Gillian Russell – Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Art and Technology
  • Jennesia Pedri – Term Lecturer in the School of Communication

Graduate Student Mentorship Award

  • Juan Pablo Alperin - Associate Professor in the Publishing Program, the Associate Director of Research for the Public Knowledge Project, and the co-director of the Scholarly Communications Lab

Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Rachel Ralph – Lecturer in the Masters of Digital Media program

RESEARCH AWARDS

Emerging Researcher

  • Erika Latta – Assistant Professor in the School for the Contemporary Arts

Researcher of the Year

  • Sarah Ganter – Associate Professor in the School of Communication

Community-Engaged Research

SERVICE AWARD

EQUITY, COMMUNITY & CARE AWARD

  • Nicole Manson - Indigenous Academic and Student Liasion in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Dean's Office

2022 FCAT Excellence Awards Recipients

ALUMNI AWARDS

Emerging Alumni

Alum of the Year

  • Amanda Sum, Musician, Actor, Creator – School for the Contemporary Arts

Distinguished Alumni

  • Anita Huberman, President and CEO, Surrey Board of Trade – School of Communication

STAFF AWARDS

Impact Award

  • Clare Slipiec – Communications Associate in the School of Interactive Art and Technology

Career Contributions Award

  • Jason Congdon – Graduate Coordinator in the School of Communication

TEACHING AWARDS

Teaching Assistant or Tutor Marker Teaching Award

  • Jay Tseng – Teaching Assistant in the School of Interactive Art and Technology (SIAT)

Sessional Instructor Award

  • Mark Nazemi – Seasonal Instructor in the School of Interactive Art and Technology

Early Career Teaching Award

  • Ryan Tacata – Assistant Professor in the School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA)

Graduate Student Mentorship Award

  • Judy Radul- Professor in the School for the Contemporary Arts

Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Jason Elliott – Lecturer in the Masters of Digital Media program

RESEARCH AWARDS

Emerging Researcher

Researcher of the Year

Community-Engaged Research

  • Alissa Antle – Professor in the School of Interactive Art and Technology

Distinguished Researcher

  • Judy Radul – Professor in the School for the Contemporary Arts

RESEARCH AWARDS

Service Award

  • Elspeth Pratt - School Director and Associate Professor in the School for the Contemporary Arts

2021 FCAT Excellence Awards Recipients

ALUMNI AWARDS

Young Alumni

Rice and Beans Theatre – School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA)

Pedro Chamale & Derek Chan

Alum of the Year

Christopher Elawa – School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT)

Heather Lamoureux – School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA)

Distinguished Alumni

Prem Gill – School of Communication

STAFF AWARDS

Impact Award

Ben Boyle – Office Coordinator in the FCAT Dean’s Office

Team Award

FCAT Student Affairs Team

Zed Chia (Undergraduate Advisor & Recruiter at CMNS), Sami Lee (Undergraduate Advisor at CMNS), Jo-Anne Ray (Program Manager at Publishing Program), Alexandra Brzezinski (Undergraduate Advisor at SCA), Dean Lastoria (New Students Advisor at SCA), Helen Fan (Undergraduate Advisor at SIAT), Kim McKay (Undergraduate Advisor at SIAT), Faria Rajput (First Year Student Advisor, Recruiter at SIAT), Naomi Loo (Senior Advisor at FCAT), Nicole Manson (Indigenous Academic and Student Liaison at FCAT), and Joti Muker (Senior Advisor at FCAT).

Lifetime Contributions Award

Desirée Nazareth – School Manager in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION AWARD

IBPOC Group in the School of Communication

Daniel Ahadi (Senior Lecturer), Karrmen Crey (Assistant Professor), Adel Iskandar (Associate Professor), and Kirsten McAllister (Professor)

Chantal Gibson – University Lecturer in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology

TEACHING AWARDS

Teaching Assistant or Tutor Marker Teaching Award

Aakansha Ghosh – Teaching Assistant and Graduate Student in the School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA)

Sessional Instructor Award

Kim Taeyoung – Seasonal Instructor in the School of Communication

Early Career Teaching Award

Mauve Pagé – Lecturer in the Publishing Program

Graduate Student Mentorship Award

Steven Hill (Associate Professor) and Rob Kitsos (Professor) in the School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA)

Distinguished Teaching Award

Kate Hennessy – Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT)

RESEARCH AWARDS

Emerging Researcher

Raymond Boisjoly – Assistant Professor in the School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA)

Researcher of the Year

Enda Brophy – Associate Professor in the School of Communication

Community-Engaged Research

Stuart Poyntz – Professor in the School of Communication

Distinguished Researcher

Ron Wakkary – Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT)