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Posted May 17, 2011


Six Carleton Professors Nominated for Ottawa’s Top Educator Awards

Ottawa – Six Carleton University professors have been nominated for Capital Educators Awards from the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation.

They are:

* Craig Bennell, director of the Carleton Police Research Lab and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

* James Milner is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Carleton, where he teaches courses on refugees, African politics, global politics and the United Nations, and co-ordinates the Global Politics internship program.

* Leighann Neilson, assistant professor of marketing in the Sprott School of Business who researches the social and cultural influences affecting consumption, including the role of family history (genealogy) in consumer identity projects.

* H. Masud Taj, adjunct professor at Azreili School of Architecture and Urbanism, lectures on Muslim civilizations at the Centre for Initiatives in Education and is the author of Nari Gandhi, archived in Special Collections.

* James K. Wright, associate professor and supervisor of performance studies in the School for Studies in Art and Culture (Music), composer, pianist and author of an award-winning book, Schoenberg, Wittgenstein, and the Vienna Circle.

* Halim Yanikomeroglu, professor, Systems and Computer Engineering who is researching digital and wireless communications.

The annual ceremony will be held at Algonquin College on Thursday, May 19.

Hosted by OCRI, Ottawa’s leading economic development agency, the gala event honours talented and dedicated professionals who have demonstrated teaching excellence, acted as role models, and instilled confidence and a passion for learning in their students. The awards were created in 2001 by a group of business and education leaders who wanted to raise the profile of public education and to recognize and celebrate the dedication and achievements of Ottawa’s local educators.

Nominations for the awards were open to educators employed by the four publicly-funded school boards, two colleges and four universities located within the City of Ottawa.

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