Nine Red Deer College instructors receive scholarly awards

When they aren’t teaching, many Red Deer College instructors are working on a diverse range of projects from ways to improve public apologies to mentoring welding students.

Nine instructors are being awarded today with the Recognition of Scholarly Activity Awards completed in 2015. They include:

• Dr. Dale Wheeler, School of Creative Arts, for his performances of Pianos Galore

• Clayton Pottinger, School of Health Sciences, for his publication of The Gold Medal Profile Research Project for Basketball Canada

• Ken Heather, School of Trades and Technologies, for his work as Canada’s Expert for Welding and Mentor to the Team Canada Welding Competitor for the 2015 WorldSkills Competition

• Elaine Spencer, School of Arts and Sciences, for her publication, No Regrets: Suggestions for Improvements to Public Apologies

• Dr. Baiju Pallicka Vareed, School of Arts and Sciences, for his publication, NGOs and Participatory Development in India

• Elissa Odgren, School of Arts and Sciences, for her publication of, Learning How to Build Community without Following the Instructions: Finding Pieces of Resistance in The Lego Movie

• Keith Hansen, School of Health Sciences, for his two publications, Coach Evaluation from Three Perspectives: An Athletic Director, A Coach and a Consultant and Relationship among Coaching Success, Servant Leadership, Cohesion and Social Behaviours

• Dr. Jeffrey Wigelsworth, School of Arts and Sciences, for his publication and selected chapters of Atheism and Deism Revalued: Heterodox Religious Identified in Britain, 1650 – 1800

• Dr. Jenna Butler, School of Arts and Sciences, for her publication of A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge of the Grizzly Trail

Members from the Recognition of Scholarly Activity Committee select recipient from applications submitted by faculty members. Applications are assessed on innovation, creativity, originality, influence, acclaim and breadth of dissemination. In 2006, RDC and the Faculty Association created an annual fund of $10,000 to recognize significant scholarly undertakings by faculty members.

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