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Laurentian Caps Off Another Successful Research Week With Awards Ceremony

(March 2, 2020) After a busy and fun Research Week, Laurentian University recognized some of our own with an awards gala celebrating some of the brightest of the many bright lights in our community. 

Innovation Award
Dr. Nancy Young is the recipient of this year’s edition of the Innovation Award. Director of the School of Rural and Northern Health, as well as Research Chair in Rural and Northern Children's Health, Professor Young has been fighting to improve the lives of children around the world. Recently, the federal government granted $1.5 million to I aM Well, an Indigenous youth mental health program co-created by Professor Young. The Laurentian University Innovation Award received by Dr. Young is given to faculty members whose research has resulted in an innovative technology, process or product that benefits both the university community and society at large.

The Research Excellence Award 
Congratulations to Alain Doom, director of Laurentian University’s Theatre Program. Prof. Doom is a published author, award-winning educator, and playwright. His most recent work, Le Club des éphémères, will be performed at Sudbury’s Théâtre du Nouvel Ontario this month. The Research Excellence Award is given to people who have demonstrated remarkable research performance in one or several areas of research in the past five calendar years; his research has enhanced the prestige and reputation of Laurentian University. Prof. Doom will be featured in a special guest lecture during Research Week 2021.

Click here for a list of Research Week 2020 highlights

“Congratulations to the Office of Research Services, the Office of the Vice President Research, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies for making Research Week a great success. We have a lot to celebrate. I want to thank everyone involved for their contributions to the growth of this institution, and I look forward to seeing the trails they continue to blaze in the future.” Robert Haché, President and Vice-Chancellor of Laurentian University