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TERRI THOMAS HOUSING SERVICES
15 Years of Service
Terri started working in Conference Event
Services as a part-time student employee while
also having worked in the Students' Union Zoo.
Terri became the Manager of Conference Event
Services in 2005 we are now fortunate to have
Terri as the Housing Manager since 2007. Terri
has been indoctrinated into the way of life of a
Residence student already has many stories to
tell - many of them funny! We congratulate Terri
on her 15 years with us can only hope there
will be many more!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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STEPHANE SIMARD KINESIOLOGY
10 Years of Service
Stephane Simard, a recipient of the Prairie
Baseball Teacher of the Year Award, is well known
as a demanding instructor who challenges his
students' but is still not afraid to let the
tumble weeds roll in his attempt to make the
students laugh with a reference to 80's pop
culture.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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MICHAEL KUBARA PHILOSOPHY
40 Years of Service
Michael Kubara has been a central figure in the
University of Lethbridge Faculty Association, and
has for all of his teaching career engaged his
students in the critical appraisal of ideologies
of all kinds. Congratulations Michael on 40
outstanding years of service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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MARTY GADD BUILDING MAINTENANCE
20 Years of Service
Marty joined the University in 1989 as the
Assistant Superintendent of Buildings responsible
for managing the Caretaking Department. He soon
after initiated the campus paper recycling
program which continues today. During the budget
cutbacks in the early 1990's Marty salvaged
in-house Caretaking Services by reorganizing the
department initiated day cleaning. A process
almost unheard of in those days. When Jim Moch
retired as the Superintendent of Buildings, for
several years Marty managed both the operations
of Bldg. Maintenance Caretaking Services. In
2003 Marty developed a 240 hour Building Operator
Certification course administered by L.C.C. all
U of L Bldg. Maintenance staff employed at that
time received certification. Marty has always
considered it a privilege to be employed at the U
of L hopes in a small way he has made a
difference in the past and can continue to do so
in the future.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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TED MALINSKY BUILDING MAINTENANCE
20 Years of Service
Ted was originally hired in 1988 by the
Caretaking Dept. as a sessional employee,
responsible for cleaning the kitchen, cafeteria
the University's only carpet shampooer on
weekends. In 1991 Ted was promoted to the weekend
Foreman position. He soon after obtained
certification for servicing appliances small
engine repair was given the added
responsibility of maintaining all Caretaking
equipment on campus. In 1998 Ted's duties were
divided between Caretaking Building Maintenance
with the added responsibility of assisting the
locksmith half days. Ted has recently enrolled at
Red Deer College for a Locksmith Apprenticeship
Program continues to be a very valuable
employee within Facilities.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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CATHERINE KINGFISHER - ANTHROPOLOGY
10 Years of Service
Catherine Kingfisher is recognized as a leading
researcher in the Anthropology of North America,
with a distinguished record of research
publication. She currently is the editor of North
American Dialogue, the publication of the Society
for the Anthropology of North America. She has
tirelessly served the Department of Anthropology
and the University at-large in numerous
leadership roles was promoted to Full Professor
last year.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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ALLAN BESPLUG SHIPPING RECEIVING
20 Years of Service
I doubt you will find an employee who loves his
job more than Allan. His positive attitude is
something rarely seen these days and the
University is fortunate to have him as an
employee. Congratulations Allan on 20 great
years of service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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DORIS KOSTIUK - LIBRARY
30 Years of Service
Doris has been the Administrative Assistant to 10
different University Librarians including acting
ones in her 30 years with the University.
Throughout, she has maintained a ready smile a
friendly hello for anyone who enters her
workspace. She has, continues to be, an
integral indispensable member of the Library
Administrative team known for her authentic
cheerfulness helpful attitude. Doris has also
been known to "moonlight" as Secretary for
Presidential Search Review Committees.
Congratulations on 30 outstanding years of
service.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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DENNIS FITZPATRICK RESEARCH SERVICES
10 Years of Service
Dennis has been a driving force in the
development of the University of Lethbridge's
research and scholarship with a funding increase
of over 600 during his time as Vice-President
Research. Congratulations on 10 years of service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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ANDY HAKIN V.P. (ACADEMIC)
20 Years of Service
Andy has made many contributions to the
University from the several and varied jobs he
has had over the years including faculty member,
Departmental Chair, President of the Faculty
Association, Associate V.P. (Academic) and now as
V.P. (Academic Provost).
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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DEB BULLOCK PRESIDENTS OFFICE
25 Years of Service
Deb Bullock is very organized, extremely
industrious and keeps the President in line
through her dedication, good sense of humor and
loyalty to the University of Lethbridge.
Congratulations on 25 years of service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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LISA DOOLITTLE FINE ARTS
20 Years of Service
Lisa Doolittle joined the Dept. of Theatre
Dramatic Arts in 1989. Lisa's research interests
are intercultural multicultural performance,
theatre for community development, Canadian
dance, physical theatre, the body movement in
actor training. Something to Declare (Nov. 2007),
her most recent performance creation, was based
on interviews with recent immigrants to
Lethbridge. In 2007, she received the
Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations'
Distinguished Academic Award for contributions to
the wider community beyond the university, she
is currently the first member of the Faculty of
Fine Arts to be honoured as a University Scholar!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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MICHELE ROBERTS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
10 Years of Service
"Great Customer Service" is what comes to mind
whenever you have any opportunity to work with
Michele. She always provides the University
with an efficient, quality and reliable work
ethic. Thanks for 10 great years Michele!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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GARY CUNNINGHAM - FACILITIES
35 Years of Service
Gary has been at the University since grade
school or was it kinder garden, none the less
Gary has become an old man here his wisdom and
knowledge of building systems and controls will
never be matched. The Operator control room has
become Gary's domain where he has the ability to
make you freeze or sweat by a push of a button.
So be nice to him! Congratulations and thank you
for 35 years of faithful service.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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JOHN FEDERKEIL - FACILITIES
25 Years of Service
John is our senior instrument technician who has
25 years of experience knowledge of University
building control systems. John has taken on a
new role over the past couple of years as one of
the commissioning agents of major construction
projects for the University. John has been a Pit
Bull in a sense, ensuring that the contractors
abide by the specification and guidelines. John,
congratulations on 25 years and we thank you in
advance for the next 25!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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YLLIAS CHALI MATH COMPUTER SCIENCE
10 Years of Service
Yllias has been the Math Computer Science's
Department "Science Coordinator" for several
years along with being an active MSc.
supervisor. Congratulations on 10 years of
service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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FRED GREENE ART GALLERY
10 Years of Service
10 years ago Fred Greene joined the Art Gallery
as Administrative Manager how time flies! He had
his work cut out for him in 1999 the art
collection had outgrown its premises needed to
be inventoried moved to the new Art Vault
building an electronic database for the
collection needed to be constructed - Fred
attacked the challenges with enthusiasm great
energy, inspired his staff by his
example. Fred's taste for hard work his drive
for perfection also served him well in his
earlier career as an artifact conservator he
worked at the Glenbow Museum later in Italy,
Israel several African countries. This wealth
of experience translated into many interesting
amusing stories a love of good food, which he
likes to share (Fred is an excellent cook his
barbecued salmon is to die for!). Besides being a
very good administrator Fred is also a caring guy
who likes to help people he is a great
colleague, and we look forward to working with
him until Retirement grabs him!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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SHAHADAT HOSSAIN MATH COMPUTER SCIENCE
10 Years of Service
Shahadat Hossain has been actively engaged in
graduate student supervision. Congratulations on
10 years of service with the Math Computer
Science Department!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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A.WILLIAM SMITH NEW MEDIA
10 Years of Service
Dr. A.William Smith came to the University in
July, 1999. As Program Coordinator, he lead the
founding class of BFA New Media students through
their first year of studies. Dr. Smith is a
truly multi-disciplinary New Media Artist whose
motion capture-based research has pushed the
boundaries of dance and New Media.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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CHERYL WHEELER HUMAN RESOURCES
10 Years of Service
Cheryl Wheeler has served the University well in
a number of capacities over the past 10 years.
Cheryl has developed expertise in project
management, performance management, employment
equity and information technology to mention only
a few of her many talents. Cheryl's peers
greatly appreciate the dedication and insight
that she brings to her role as Coordinator,
Special Projects.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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JOHN BRONK INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
10 Years of Service
John is a great asset to the IT Dept. For the
past couple of years he has been responsible for
the Exchange email system and the WebCT
courseware system. Over the past 10 years John
has shown his reliability and dedication - and no
where is that more greatly emphasized than in his
dedication to the Calgary Flames!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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DAVID KAMINISKI MATH COMPUTER SCIENCE
20 Years of Service
David's bagpiping prowess is well-established, as
is his amazing grace, and bridge skill. One of
his current major responsibilities is to fix the
university pension plan! Congratulations on 20
years of service David!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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JIM BOOTH ANCILLARY SERVICES
15 Years of Service
Jim Booth is the Executive Director of Ancillary
Services resident capitalist on campus, a
position he has held for 15 years. Jim oversees
the Bookstore, Printing Services, Conference
Services, Food Services Student Housing. On a
personal note, Jim is an accomplished musician
likes to play guitar sing. He has been
persuaded to bring his guitar along to senior
admin. retreats his colleagues are treated to
after dinner ambiance. Jim also has a great sense
of humour always has a good joke for anyone who
will listen. If you ever need cheering up, just
stop by Jim's office for a few minutes to lift
your spirits he always has jokes for those in
need of a good laugh. Thank you Jim, for 15 years
of excellent service to the University of
Lethbridge.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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CARRIE TAKEYASU FINANCIAL SERVICES
20 Years of Service
Carrie is the Executive Director of Financial
Services, a position she has held since June
2007. Carrie has worked her way up through the
University, starting as Clerk Typist in 1988.
Carrie's commitment to life-long learning has
earned her a Certified Management Account
designation, as well as an MBA. Carrie is the
epitome of customer service regularly goes
beyond the call of duty to help anyone
out. Carrie has recently taken up marathon
running completed her first marathon in
Phoenix, Arizona earlier this year. All that
exercise should come in handy, when she joins the
University Fiat Dux Dragon Boat Team for the
first time this summer. Little does she know -
our coach Andrew Hakin is a task-master already
having the Dragon Boat teams work-out months
prior to the July races. Please join me in
congratulating Carrie for 20 years of excellent
service to the University of Lethbridge.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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SHELLY WISMATH MATH COMPUTER SCIENCE
20 Years of Service
Shelly's accomplishments include Distinguished
Teacher award in 1989. Chair of the NSERC
Scholarships and Fellowships Selection
committee for the Mathematical Sciences Board
of Governors' Chair in Teaching And in addition,
she has over 60 journal publications, 3 text
books, and 2 dogs!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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ADAM CARTER ENGLISH
10 Years of Service
Dr. Adam Carter is pursuing a productive and
distinguished career here at the University of
Lethbridge he has held a Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council Standard Research
Grant funding an ongoing project, and has also
been awarded the F.E.L. Priestley Prize for
outstanding essay published in English Studies in
Canada.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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HAROLD JANSEN POLITICAL SCIENCE
10 Years of Service
Harold Jansen is one of the University's most
popular professors, and those who know him
understand why! Congratulations Harold!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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GEOFFREY HALE POLITICAL SCIENCE
10 Years of Service
Geoffrey Hale is the hardest working member of
his department. He is looking forward to
rediscovering his golf game some
day! Congratulations Geoffrey!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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EDWARD JURKOWSKI - MUSIC
10 Years of Service
Edward Jurkowski has served the University of
Lethbridge as a dedicated teacher, gifted
administrator, international scholar trusted
colleague for over a decade now. He has
contributed greatly to the Music Department not
only in his teaching but also through his
teaching but also through his leadership as Chair
of the department for the last five years and his
redesign of the academic curriculum. On the
national and international level his work as a
leading expert in 20th century music and his
position as former President of the Canadian
University Music Society has brought distinction
to the University as a centre of excellence in
research.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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CAROL GAETZ FINANCIAL SERVICES
25 Years of Service
Those of you who are alumni may remember Carol
from the Cash Office where she was a valuable
resource to students for 22 years before moving
into her current position three years ago as
Financial Assistant. She continues in her role as
a valuable resource, assisting staff and faculty
across the campus. Congratulations on 25 years of
service Carol!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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FRANK VANDENHEUVEL FINANCIAL SERVICES
40 Years of Service
Frank's career with Financial Services began 3
years before the current Uhall officially opened.
With his wealth of experience Frank is an
invaluable resource to his coworkers you would
be hard pressed to find another employee who has
earned more admiration respect than Frank has
and from so many individuals in all areas across
the campus. Congratulations Frank on 40
outstanding years of service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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MARGOT ODONNELL FACULTY OF FINE ARTS
10 Years of Service
Margot is the Financial Officer for the Faculty
of Fine Arts. She worked at the U of L for 4
years before assuming her current
responsibilities. Margot works tirelessly to
balance budgets for 4 Departments and can often
be seen juggling numerous tasks while pulling her
hair out, yet still maintaining a high degree of
composure - a testament to her multi-tasking
abilities.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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NICHOLAS WADE ART Department
15 Years of Service
Nicholas Wade is Associate Professor in the Dept.
of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, where he teaches
sculpture related art studio practices. He has
been at the U of L since 1994. He recently served
a one-year term as a teaching fellow with
CAETL. Nicholas Wade's work has been exhibited in
major cities across Canada at several venues in
the U.S. is represented in the collections of
The Canada Council Art Bank, The Alberta
Foundation for the Arts, The Nova Scotia Art
Bank, The Ontario Arts Council. Wade's
sculpture reflects an interest in the use of
material form from our built environment - in
particular, how forms are repeated in variations
shifts of scale from printed text tableware,
to furniture architecture. He is currently
participating in a creative research residency at
"gueststudio DRC," Den Haag, Holland, while on
study leave.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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JUDITH WHITEHEAD - ANTHROPOLOGY
15 Years of Service
Judith Whitehead is an internationally recognized
scholar of political economy who publishes widely
in the areas of environment, urban space, gender
and the body in South Asia. Her book, Lost
Landscapes Space, Place Accumulation by
Dispossession in the Narmada Valley, is in press
with Pearson International. Dr. Whitehead joined
the U of L in 1996 and is currently the longest
serving member of the Anthropology Department.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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TERESA HEYBURN THEATRE DRAMA
15 Years of Service
Teresa, or T as she is affectionately known by
many of her colleagues, might be described as a
passionate, energetic dynamo who is unfailingly
committed to her job. For the last 15 years
Teresa has been the Costume Shop Manager for the
Theatre Dramatic Arts Department where she has
been integral in the creation of costumes for
well over 60 shows featuring more than 500
costumes. Always ready with a smile a
willingness to help, Teresa is liked respected
by students colleagues both on off campus
she facilitates students learning, advises local
teachers on costuming their productions, finds
the perfect costume for an Art photo shoot, a New
Media film or pulls together a fashion show to
promote Fine Arts and the University.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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BARB THOMSEN PENSION BENEFITS
20 Years of Service
Barb started her full-time position with the
University in July 1989 as Account Clerk. Her
title changed to Payroll Clerk April 1990 then to
Pay Benefits Assistant in 1997 then to Pension
Benefits Specialist. While the titles may have
changed through the years, Barb's commitment to
her work your well being has not. She has been
one of the first to see us when we start here
one of the last to see us on our way to our next
position elsewhere or to retirement. She has
signed most of us up for our benefits, helped us
with our changes over the years such as adding
family members, taking them off when they have
grown up, answered our questions about health
dental, insurance, maternity parental leaves
and given us information to help us make that
pension decision wished us well out the
door. Thank you Barb for the professional you are
your commitment to the people of this
university!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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GLORIA SAMUELS - BOOKSTORE
20 Years of Service
Gloria has been with the Bookstore for 20 years
and has touched every job there is. Gloria's
title in the store is "Jill of all Trades" and
she likes to say Master of none but we all know
better! We can count on Gloria to inject life and
excitement into every sale, special event and new
idea that is going on. Gloria has definitely
worked towards her "Master of all trades" over
the 20 years she has been with us! Gloria retires
this fall and we will miss her terribly.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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MARGARET COOK - GEOGRAPHY
10 Years of Service
In the words of one department member "Margaret
Cook has been there for me countless times and
with the upmost patience. I don't know what I
would have done without her help and
encouragement". According to another "Margaret
has developed an uncanny ability to know which of
us will forget our materials for a meeting, and
without fanfare will quietly offer us
replacements". Margaret's work goes beyond
efficient she does her job effortlessly. She is
the lynch-pin in the Department of Geography!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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STEVE PATITSAS - PHYSICS
10 Years of Service
A virtuoso in low-temperature, high-vacuum
experimental physics, Steve Patitsas also revels
in designing novel demonstrations and laboratory
experiments to make physics come alive in the
classroom!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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JERZY SZPAKOWSKI - CARETAKING
25 Years of Service
Jerzy is our longest running Caretaking staff
member. Jerzy is always on time and is willing to
help others. He is the lead hand in recycling.
Jerzy likes to have fun at work and likes to
dress for all the holidays. Great working with
you Jerzy!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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BOB COONEY - COMMUNICATIONS
10 Years of Service
Whether you're a faculty member with a research
topic to pitch, an administrator with a comment
to make, a department assistant with an event to
promote, a student with a question to ask, or a
visitor needing directions on campus - Bob Cooney
is your man! Media Relations may be what his
title states, but Bob is a one-man information
centre for the University of Lethbridge. Congratul
ations Bob on your 10 years of service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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ANDREA AMELINCKX FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT
10 Years of Service
Andrea is the Director of the International
Programs Office in the Faculty of Management
the Coordinator of the First Nations' Governance
program. She also serves as the chair for
International Management. Andrea her staff do
an excellent job of coordinating the
international student exchange programs
international student work-study programs as well
as support Aboriginal student recruitment in the
First Nations Governance program. Andrea has
devoted many long hours time away from her
family to ensure that the Faculty's International
Exchange Program First Nations' Governance
Program are a success. Her teaching research
interests are in the areas of cross-cultural
management, international law policy and gender
relations.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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STUART THOMAS FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT
10 Years of Service
Stuart Thomas is one of our accounting
professors. He has a Ph.D. in accounting from
Florida International University and he is a
certified management accountant. His research
interest is in ethical decision making and his
teaching speciality is in management control
systems. Stuart comes from Jamaica and enjoys
soccer, running, and chess. He has a wife and two
kids. Stuart agrees that there is nothing amusing
to say about him because he is not an amusing guy!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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SAJJAD ZAHIR FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT
20 Years of Service
Sajjad is primarily known for his work in
Multi-Criteria Decision Making using the Analytic
Hierarchy Process. He has researched web page
design and developed innovative web applications.
Sajjad has taught the widest variety of courses
among those in the Information Systems area, and
has been a valued mentor to colleagues and
graduate students. Congratulations on 20 years of
service Sajjad!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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ED WASIAK FACULTY OF EDUCATION
10 Years of Service
Conductor, trumpet player, music educator
extraordinaire, Ed Wasiak surely understands how
to bring people together in joyful harmony. No
wonder his latest research passion in education
explores creative leadership in classroom
management.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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JUDY LAVORATO FACULTY OF EDUCATION
20 Years of Service
Judy Lavorato began with the University of
Lethbridge in 1975 but has been with the Faculty
of Education since 1991. During this time she has
worked primarily in the Student Program Services
office serving as program assistant and
occasional advisor. Her steadfast knowledge of
the Education programs has made her an
outstanding resource and contributor for both
faculty and students alike.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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KEN NICOL FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT
25 Years of Service
We are very pleased to congratulate Dr. Ken Nicol
on 25 years of service with the U of L. Since
joining the University in what was then the
School of Management, Ken has been keenly focused
on agricultural economics politics in Alberta.
One might say he is all about the 'the grass
roots.' Ken served as Assistant Dean under Dean
George Lermer from 1990 - 1993 in the newly
official Faculty of Management, then headed off
on political leave to be a crusading Liberal MLA
the Alberta Liberal Party leader.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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CHARLENE JANES INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
10 Years of Service
Charlene Janes, International Liaison Officer, is
driven to provide exceptional service to
international students. Charlene is to be
congratulated for going above beyond the call
of duty for assisting to build a welcoming,
on-campus community amongst students, faculty
staff. Charlene's work is never "status-quo" she
is energetic driven to provide superior service
to students - everyday.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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MIKE SPITERI - TELECOMMUNICATIONS
10 Years of Service
Mike Spiteri is one of those guys behind the
scenes that the University of Lethbridge cannot
do without. Mike's talents hard work have
provided the U of L with a world class classroom
audio-visual infrastructure. His support of
classroom technology troubles has saved more than
one class from cancelling and has enabled
countless others to expand student classroom
experiences. When Mike is not supporting
classrooms, he can be found working on his house,
or apologizing for one of his dog's exploits. The
University of Lethbridge is lucky to have Mike
his hard work in the classroom technology.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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CATHY NEWMAN - ADMISSIONS
10 Years of Service
10 years ago, Cathy Newman joined us, coming from
Lethbridge College. If the LC Registrar, Linda
Hoover, had not been such a wonderful person,
this might have caused a permanent rift between
the 2 institutions, much more serious than any of
this degree granting discussion! However, all is
well we are still close. Cathy is the "behind
the scenes" force helping keep numerous GFC
committees on track, the Alberta Transfer Guide
up to date, the senior folks in the RO aware of
issues. On top of her intense job
responsibilities, Cathy is making steady progress
toward completing her BA in Social Sciences here
at the U of L - and this along with already
completed LC Diploma in Administration. One of
Cathy's great "graduations" was from the back of
her partner's Harley to the driver's seat of her
own Harley Davidson Dyna-Low_Rider. Go Cathy!!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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DEBI SANDUL - REGISTRARS
10 Years of Service
  • Debi started with the U of L in 1988. She left
    for a couple of years but missed us so much she
    had to come back. Alas, on her return she had to
    start over with her service record so this is the
    longest 10-year service award in U of L history!
    Debi's achievements at the U of L are too
    numerous to mention so she has asked us not to
    mention them. Two achievements which must be
    noted
  • Debi was the first recipient of the President's
    Award for Service Excellence. Way to go Debi!
  • On her return to the U of L, Debi originated the
    expression "Freedom 72! Ouch!!

2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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STEWART ROOD BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
25 Years of Service
Stewart Rood, a past recipient of the Ingrid
Speaker Medal for Outstanding Research, was
awarded a highly prestigious Killam Research
Fellowship in 2009. These awards, together with
his Board of Governor's Research Chairship,
recognize his outstanding contributions to our
understanding of the ecology and management of
riparian ecosystems. Stewart combines research
excellence with outstanding generous service
commitments to the Department of Biological
Sciences, to the Faculty of Arts Science, and
to the broader University community.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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PAT TANAKA CAREER EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
20 Years of Service
Pat has managed Career Employment Services ever
since she arrived here from what is now Fifth on
Fifth. Student employment is a big part of
students' lives and Pat has a huge investment in
helping students find employment and in helping
employers find students. Pat is well-known on
campus for organizing what employers call "The
Best Career Fair in Alberta." Not so long ago,
Pat would work until midnight and then come in to
work early the next morning. Her colleagues
accused her of having a pull-out cot in her
office OR sleeping under her desk. That's Pat -
dedication plus!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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HELENA DANYK BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
20 Years of Service
Helena Danyk, current Associate Chair in the
Department of Biological Sciences, combines years
of excellence in the classroom with outstanding
service contributions to the department, faculty,
and university. She is the 'glue' that holds our
complex undergraduate curriculum together, and
she takes the lead on our training program for
new Graduate Student teaching assistants.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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LINDA SEBASTIAN - REGISTRARS
25 Years of Service
While Peter Piper may have picked a peck of
perfect peppers, Linda Sebastian presses printing
to produce a passel of precise parchments - AND -
patiently prods parents to the photo line for
perfect pictures! Linda manages the other half
of convocation along with the timetable BANNER
curriculum updating. One of our many fond
memories of Linda goes back to when she had to
shepherd a late grad into line at the morning
ceremony - and not just any grad. This grad was
in a blue white Elvis suit with sequins, had
clearly come straight to Convocation from his
all-night grad party, was sliding his way along
the wall to get to the front of the gym. Linda
had to intercept him, bring him to the back where
she helped him with cap gown then held him up
until he got into his line. "He weren't nothing
but a hound-dog" Linda can handle any situation
with grace aplomb!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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PENNY SECRETAN - REGISTRARS
25 Years of Service
Where to start with Penny Secretan? Penny can
make the most upset student feel calm,
appreciated respected. She can answer a phone
call from the most irate faculty member furious
about rooms have them chatting before the call
is done. She is fiercely committed to treating
students as people not as numbers - they love her
for it we appreciate her for reminding us to
put students first. Penny makes the world's best
cinnamon buns shares. She is another of our
fitness fanatics you never know if she has just
walked to work from Heritage or attended the
early morning spin class. We think that the
funniest thing that has happened to Penny
occurred when one of her sons was attending the U
of L. She her son were walking across the
parking lot into the SUB. Later that day, one
of her son's friends asked him "Hey! Who was that
blonde you were walking with this morning?" We
agree - Penny is our very own blond bombshell
with energy to spare a great heart.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
57
JOHN BAIN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
20 Years of Service
John Bain combines passion for teaching with his
well-known dedication to rigor in the classroom.
He has unparalleled dedication to the day-to-day
functioning of the Department of Biological
Sciences, especially regarding the undergraduate
curriculum. John is a world-renowned expert on
the evolution, taxonomy, and distribution of
terrestrial plants.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
58
GUY VERVOORT - REGISTRARS
25 Years of Service
Guy worked on the very first U of L Student
System which was called JASPER. No walk in the
park, this stood for "Jack's Automated Student
Program for Enquiry Registration". (Who was
jack? Well, Jack Oviatt, the U of L's first
Registrar). Guy is as close to being
irreplaceable as anyone around for his incredible
technical abilities his depth of knowledge.
Guy has taken up a number of hobbies over the
years including riding motorcycles most
recently, sailing both at St. Mary's and on the
deep blue sea. Guy also can bake up a storm
it's hard to choose which Halloween entry was
better - his "Jello Brains" (very realistic) or
his "Dirt Cakes" (with candy worms crawling out).
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
59
CYNTHIA CHAMBERS FACULTY OF EDUCATION
20 Years of Service
Writer, scholar, and outstanding teacher, Cynthia
Chambers sees herself her research as very much
a product of her lived experience. Her career's
work has centred on Aboriginal themes,
particularly Aboriginal language and narrative.
She believes that students teachers need to
comprehend how their own experiences are crucial
to understanding what they are studying and
teaching.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
60
JOAN KENDALL FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT
15 Years of Service
Joan is one of the Academic Advisors in the
Faculty of Management. She is well-known by the
students that she advises, and they appreciate
her advice because they know she cares about
them. Joan is an energetic individual who always
has something on the go, and she is not long on
patience if it means she has to slow down!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
61
KATHLEEN WILLMS FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT
20 Years of Service
Kathleen is an Academic Advisor in the Faculty of
Management. She is a role model for others
because she takes on all sorts of extra jobs
somehow seems to fit it all in. Her son
daughter are both U of L students, Kathleen is
also pursuing a graduate degree part-time, so
she's got a chance to see things from a student
perspective. She needs a ton of energy to do all
she does, but she has it!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
62
DAWN ANN THYS - ADMISSIONS
10 Years of Service
Ten years ago, we lured Dawn Ann over to the U of
L from the College - and she quickly became one
of the Wonder Women of the Information Centre.
Last year, she moved over to Admissions where she
soon became an integral part of the team. When
not at work, Dawn Ann is a book-keeper, chauffeur
tutor for her busy family. Being a woman of
many gifts, Dawn Ann finds time to sit in the hot
tub on her deck, can drive a mean gravel truck,
and is a fitness fanatic who can walk faster than
the average person can run.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
63
GITTE VILLIGER CURRICULUM LABORATORY
20 Years of Service
Gitte Villiger has worked in the main Library
in the Curriculum Laboratory in her 20 years of
service, but most of them have been in the
Faculty of Education Curriculum Laboratory. She
has worked as a Library Operations Specialist II,
LOS III, now as APO Support Staff Supervisor
circulation Manager. She brings a high level of
professionalism to all the work she does, and has
a real gift when it comes to the supervision of
people. She certainly deserves an award for
lasting 20 years!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
64
DORAN ANDERSON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
25 Years of Service
Doran Anderson and the Systems team he manages
makes sure the hundred of complex and
interconnected systems and servers are all
running smoothly everyday. From Banner to Email
to WebCT/Backboard, he helps people stay
connected to one another. Congratulations on 25
years of service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
65
HANK DERIDDER - FACILITIES
25 Years of Service
From central plant to establishing new facilities
the sailor in Hank, has developed his ability to
search out practical solutions to perplexing
problems that maintains both integrity and
sustainability. Thank you Hank for 25 years of
service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
66
LYNNE BROWN - LIBRARY
35 Years of Service
If you're an early-morning or noon-hour regular
at the gym you'll probably know Lynne by sight if
not by name, as she is perhaps the Library's most
committed sport fitness enthusiast. Off-campus
Lynne spends much of her time outdoors, walking
along the river bottom in the evenings, or in
warmer weather cycling or enjoying a good golf
game. In the Library Lynne is one of the most
experienced knowledgeable staff in all matters
having to do with services resources offered at
the main service desk. Thank you Lynne, for your
35 years of knowledgeable, productive service in
the Library and your willingness to share your
wealth of expertise with colleagues.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
67
BARBARA WOLSTONCROFT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
35 Years of Service
What does one say about someone who has been here
for 35 years? Well - here goes 35 years in the
Faculty of Arts Science - absolutely amazing!
Barb has served in several capacities, most
recently in Curriculum Academic Scheduling,
after more than 2 decades in Student Program
Services. Caring, committed, efficient,
effective, loyal, organized, productive,
reliable, sociable, she's a reservoir of
institutional history. Colleagues will long
remember Barb's infectious laughter reverberating
in the hallways! Congratulations Barb!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
68
RANDY JOSEPH - SECURITY
10 Years of Service
Through coaching and mentoring staff and building
their sensitivity to student issues, Randy Joseph
has built a community Security force that cares
and contributes on a daily basis. Thanks Randy
for 10 years of service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
69
CHRIS ROBINSON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
10 Years of Service
Chris Robinson manages the incredible team in the
Solutions Centre. These frontline staff make
sure you get up and running as quickly as
possible if you have a problem with technology.
They also make sure new and creative solutions
are discovered to help us do our jobs better.
Armed with his iPhone and laptop, Chris seems to
be everywhere at once as he works to make sure
his team and customers get what they need.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
70
SHAUNA HAAG - FACILITIES
10 Years of Service
Shauna Haag provides support for fellow staff and
being an involved community volunteer is Shauna's
way of making this world a better place. Thank
you for 10 years of service Shauna!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
71
SUSAN HILL - CHEMISTRY
10 Years of Service
We have been blessed with excellent stable
administrative support in the Dept. of Chemistry
and Biochemistry over a long period of time. Even
among this exceptional group, Susan stands jout
for her drive imagination in carrying out her
duties. We look forward to many more years of
working with susan, provided we can continue to
effectively fight off the other Departments
trying to steal her away from us!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
72
IAN MacLACHLAN - GEOGRAPHY
20 Years of Service
A full professor in the Department of Geography,
Ian MacLachlan enjoys an international reputation
for his research activities, especially for his
important study of the restructuring of Canada's
meat packing industry. That work, in particular,
illustrates well Ian's tenacity for detail and
precision combined with an accessible writing
style. Closer to home, Ian is known and
respected for his commitment to his students,
many of whom keep in touch with him long after
graduation, and for his many contributions to the
university.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
73
LUKE KWONG - HISTORY
25 Years of Service
Dr. Luke Kwong is a credit to the History
Department, the University of Lethbridge and his
profession. He is known internationally for his
scholarly work and respected by the best students
for his teaching. With his retirement, the
University of Lethbridge loses one of its finest
scholars.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
74
LAURIE MARTIN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
10 Years of Service
Laurie has been a part of Information Technology
for 10 years now. Her dedication to getting
things done quickly and correctly has helped her
become one of the most popular solution experts
we have. She is always smiling willing to help
others in any way she can. Laurie never backs
away from a technical challenge or work when
something needs to get done. Thanks for your
hard work, dedication to getting things done and
for always smiling!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
75
RON SCHREIBER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
15 Years of Service
Ron has been at the University for 15 years and
has worked his way from the Bookstore, to the
Computer Tech in Ancillary Services and now into
Information Technology. Ron has never been
afraid of taking on new things and is very
reliable. His hard work and dedication is what
makes Ron stand out. Thanks for all your
dedication, time and effort you put into make
this University a better place!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
76
CRAIG BULLOCK INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
20 Years of Service
Craig Bullock ensures the physical facilities
such as IT's Data Centre's are well designed and
operational. He also makes sure the Information
Technology budget balances and manages our
endless software agreements and licenses. He is
an avid outdoorsman who loves hiking in the
mountains with family and friends.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
77
ROSE HELMER - SECURITY
35 Years of Service
Rose Helmer has been with the University for over
35 years, almost from its very beginning. She
provides excellent customer service to the
University community, and is a steadying
influence in Security.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
78
RICHARD LUTWICK - FACILTIES
15 Years of Service
Dick Lutwick has evolved from a parking
technician to the manager of Parking Services,
and endeavors to provide great parking options to
the University community.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
79
DUANE ROCKERBIE - ECONOMICS
20 Years of Service
Duane Rockerbie has an easy, laid back west coast
demeanor with a keen interest in major league
baseball, professional football and cigar
smoking. You might catch him turning heads while
cruising along Mayor Magrath Drive in his
restored 1968 Dodge ambulance from Bow Island!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
80
MICHAEL STINGL PHILOSOPHY
20 Years of Service
Since joining the Philosophy Department in 1989,
Michael has taught in Philosophy, Women's Studies
Liberal Arts. His research focuses on how the
evolution of social organisms can lead to the
development of moral capacities, up to and
including the capacity to think and talk about
morality. Michael has also been active in
applied ethics, serving on the Community Research
Ethics Board of Alberta (CREBA), the board of the
Provincial Health Ethics Network (PHEN) and the
multi-year AHFMR sponsored Alberta Research
Ethics Community Consensus Initiative (ARECCI)
process. Last, but far from least, he continues
to serve as chair of the Philosophy Department.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
81
ROB KERN SPORT RECREATION SERVICES
15 Years of Service
Rob Kern continues to provide exemplary customer
service to the users of Sport Recreation
Services facility and manages major special
events in a very professional manner.
Congratulations on 15 years of service Rob!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
82
JIM WILLS THEATRE DRAMATIC ARTS
10 Years of Service
Jim Wills has been an instructor of design and
technical theatre at the U of L since 1994. His
teaching extends well beyond the classroom, as he
mentors, supervises, and inspires students
working on department productions. This year, Jim
designed the beautiful sets for Much Ado About
Nothing and The BFG (Big Friendly Giant).  
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
83
WENDY VOGEL - LIBRARY
30 Years of Service
Have you worked here long enough to be able to
remember when the Library catalogue comprised
several rows of wooden cabinets full of drawers,
all packed with little 3x5 cards describing the
books other items on the Library's shelves?
Wendy has, as she is one of a dwindling number of
staff whose careers in the Library has spanned
the card online catalogue eras. Thank you Wendy
for serving the Library users so dependably,
being such an enjoyable colleague friend to
many over the past 30 years.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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1
TERRI THOMAS HOUSING SERVICES
15 Years of Service
Terri started working in Conference Event
Services as a part-time student employee while
also having worked in the Students' Union Zoo.
Terri became the Manager of Conference Event
Services in 2005 we are now fortunate to have
Terri as the Housing Manager since 2007. Terri
has been indoctrinated into the way of life of a
Residence student already has many stories to
tell - many of them funny! We congratulate Terri
on her 15 years with us can only hope there
will be many more!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
2
STEPHANE SIMARD KINESIOLOGY
10 Years of Service
Stephane Simard, a recipient of the Prairie
Baseball Teacher of the Year Award, is well known
as a demanding instructor who challenges his
students' but is still not afraid to let the
tumble weeds roll in his attempt to make the
students laugh with a reference to 80's pop
culture.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
3
MICHAEL KUBARA PHILOSOPHY
40 Years of Service
Michael Kubara has been a central figure in the
University of Lethbridge Faculty Association, and
has for all of his teaching career engaged his
students in the critical appraisal of ideologies
of all kinds. Congratulations Michael on 40
outstanding years of service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
4
MARTY GADD BUILDING MAINTENANCE
20 Years of Service
Marty joined the University in 1989 as the
Assistant Superintendent of Buildings responsible
for managing the Caretaking Department. He soon
after initiated the campus paper recycling
program which continues today. During the budget
cutbacks in the early 1990's Marty salvaged
in-house Caretaking Services by reorganizing the
department initiated day cleaning. A process
almost unheard of in those days. When Jim Moch
retired as the Superintendent of Buildings, for
several years Marty managed both the operations
of Bldg. Maintenance Caretaking Services. In
2003 Marty developed a 240 hour Building Operator
Certification course administered by L.C.C. all
U of L Bldg. Maintenance staff employed at that
time received certification. Marty has always
considered it a privilege to be employed at the U
of L hopes in a small way he has made a
difference in the past and can continue to do so
in the future.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
5
TED MALINSKY BUILDING MAINTENANCE
20 Years of Service
Ted was originally hired in 1988 by the
Caretaking Dept. as a sessional employee,
responsible for cleaning the kitchen, cafeteria
the University's only carpet shampooer on
weekends. In 1991 Ted was promoted to the weekend
Foreman position. He soon after obtained
certification for servicing appliances small
engine repair was given the added
responsibility of maintaining all Caretaking
equipment on campus. In 1998 Ted's duties were
divided between Caretaking Building Maintenance
with the added responsibility of assisting the
locksmith half days. Ted has recently enrolled at
Red Deer College for a Locksmith Apprenticeship
Program continues to be a very valuable
employee within Facilities.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
6
CATHERINE KINGFISHER - ANTHROPOLOGY
10 Years of Service
Catherine Kingfisher is recognized as a leading
researcher in the Anthropology of North America,
with a distinguished record of research
publication. She currently is the editor of North
American Dialogue, the publication of the Society
for the Anthropology of North America. She has
tirelessly served the Department of Anthropology
and the University at-large in numerous
leadership roles was promoted to Full Professor
last year.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
7
ALLAN BESPLUG SHIPPING RECEIVING
20 Years of Service
I doubt you will find an employee who loves his
job more than Allan. His positive attitude is
something rarely seen these days and the
University is fortunate to have him as an
employee. Congratulations Allan on 20 great
years of service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
8
DORIS KOSTIUK - LIBRARY
30 Years of Service
Doris has been the Administrative Assistant to 10
different University Librarians including acting
ones in her 30 years with the University.
Throughout, she has maintained a ready smile a
friendly hello for anyone who enters her
workspace. She has, continues to be, an
integral indispensable member of the Library
Administrative team known for her authentic
cheerfulness helpful attitude. Doris has also
been known to "moonlight" as Secretary for
Presidential Search Review Committees.
Congratulations on 30 outstanding years of
service.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
9
DENNIS FITZPATRICK RESEARCH SERVICES
10 Years of Service
Dennis has been a driving force in the
development of the University of Lethbridge's
research and scholarship with a funding increase
of over 600 during his time as Vice-President
Research. Congratulations on 10 years of service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
10
ANDY HAKIN V.P. (ACADEMIC)
20 Years of Service
Andy has made many contributions to the
University from the several and varied jobs he
has had over the years including faculty member,
Departmental Chair, President of the Faculty
Association, Associate V.P. (Academic) and now as
V.P. (Academic Provost).
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
11
DEB BULLOCK PRESIDENTS OFFICE
25 Years of Service
Deb Bullock is very organized, extremely
industrious and keeps the President in line
through her dedication, good sense of humor and
loyalty to the University of Lethbridge.
Congratulations on 25 years of service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
12
LISA DOOLITTLE FINE ARTS
20 Years of Service
Lisa Doolittle joined the Dept. of Theatre
Dramatic Arts in 1989. Lisa's research interests
are intercultural multicultural performance,
theatre for community development, Canadian
dance, physical theatre, the body movement in
actor training. Something to Declare (Nov. 2007),
her most recent performance creation, was based
on interviews with recent immigrants to
Lethbridge. In 2007, she received the
Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations'
Distinguished Academic Award for contributions to
the wider community beyond the university, she
is currently the first member of the Faculty of
Fine Arts to be honoured as a University Scholar!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
13
MICHELE ROBERTS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
10 Years of Service
"Great Customer Service" is what comes to mind
whenever you have any opportunity to work with
Michele. She always provides the University
with an efficient, quality and reliable work
ethic. Thanks for 10 great years Michele!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
14
GARY CUNNINGHAM - FACILITIES
35 Years of Service
Gary has been at the University since grade
school or was it kinder garden, none the less
Gary has become an old man here his wisdom and
knowledge of building systems and controls will
never be matched. The Operator control room has
become Gary's domain where he has the ability to
make you freeze or sweat by a push of a button.
So be nice to him! Congratulations and thank you
for 35 years of faithful service.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
15
JOHN FEDERKEIL - FACILITIES
25 Years of Service
John is our senior instrument technician who has
25 years of experience knowledge of University
building control systems. John has taken on a
new role over the past couple of years as one of
the commissioning agents of major construction
projects for the University. John has been a Pit
Bull in a sense, ensuring that the contractors
abide by the specification and guidelines. John,
congratulations on 25 years and we thank you in
advance for the next 25!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
16
YLLIAS CHALI MATH COMPUTER SCIENCE
10 Years of Service
Yllias has been the Math Computer Science's
Department "Science Coordinator" for several
years along with being an active MSc.
supervisor. Congratulations on 10 years of
service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
17
FRED GREENE ART GALLERY
10 Years of Service
10 years ago Fred Greene joined the Art Gallery
as Administrative Manager how time flies! He had
his work cut out for him in 1999 the art
collection had outgrown its premises needed to
be inventoried moved to the new Art Vault
building an electronic database for the
collection needed to be constructed - Fred
attacked the challenges with enthusiasm great
energy, inspired his staff by his
example. Fred's taste for hard work his drive
for perfection also served him well in his
earlier career as an artifact conservator he
worked at the Glenbow Museum later in Italy,
Israel several African countries. This wealth
of experience translated into many interesting
amusing stories a love of good food, which he
likes to share (Fred is an excellent cook his
barbecued salmon is to die for!). Besides being a
very good administrator Fred is also a caring guy
who likes to help people he is a great
colleague, and we look forward to working with
him until Retirement grabs him!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
18
SHAHADAT HOSSAIN MATH COMPUTER SCIENCE
10 Years of Service
Shahadat Hossain has been actively engaged in
graduate student supervision. Congratulations on
10 years of service with the Math Computer
Science Department!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
19
A.WILLIAM SMITH NEW MEDIA
10 Years of Service
Dr. A.William Smith came to the University in
July, 1999. As Program Coordinator, he lead the
founding class of BFA New Media students through
their first year of studies. Dr. Smith is a
truly multi-disciplinary New Media Artist whose
motion capture-based research has pushed the
boundaries of dance and New Media.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
20
CHERYL WHEELER HUMAN RESOURCES
10 Years of Service
Cheryl Wheeler has served the University well in
a number of capacities over the past 10 years.
Cheryl has developed expertise in project
management, performance management, employment
equity and information technology to mention only
a few of her many talents. Cheryl's peers
greatly appreciate the dedication and insight
that she brings to her role as Coordinator,
Special Projects.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
21
JOHN BRONK INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
10 Years of Service
John is a great asset to the IT Dept. For the
past couple of years he has been responsible for
the Exchange email system and the WebCT
courseware system. Over the past 10 years John
has shown his reliability and dedication - and no
where is that more greatly emphasized than in his
dedication to the Calgary Flames!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
22
DAVID KAMINISKI MATH COMPUTER SCIENCE
20 Years of Service
David's bagpiping prowess is well-established, as
is his amazing grace, and bridge skill. One of
his current major responsibilities is to fix the
university pension plan! Congratulations on 20
years of service David!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
23
JIM BOOTH ANCILLARY SERVICES
15 Years of Service
Jim Booth is the Executive Director of Ancillary
Services resident capitalist on campus, a
position he has held for 15 years. Jim oversees
the Bookstore, Printing Services, Conference
Services, Food Services Student Housing. On a
personal note, Jim is an accomplished musician
likes to play guitar sing. He has been
persuaded to bring his guitar along to senior
admin. retreats his colleagues are treated to
after dinner ambiance. Jim also has a great sense
of humour always has a good joke for anyone who
will listen. If you ever need cheering up, just
stop by Jim's office for a few minutes to lift
your spirits he always has jokes for those in
need of a good laugh. Thank you Jim, for 15 years
of excellent service to the University of
Lethbridge.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
24
CARRIE TAKEYASU FINANCIAL SERVICES
20 Years of Service
Carrie is the Executive Director of Financial
Services, a position she has held since June
2007. Carrie has worked her way up through the
University, starting as Clerk Typist in 1988.
Carrie's commitment to life-long learning has
earned her a Certified Management Account
designation, as well as an MBA. Carrie is the
epitome of customer service regularly goes
beyond the call of duty to help anyone
out. Carrie has recently taken up marathon
running completed her first marathon in
Phoenix, Arizona earlier this year. All that
exercise should come in handy, when she joins the
University Fiat Dux Dragon Boat Team for the
first time this summer. Little does she know -
our coach Andrew Hakin is a task-master already
having the Dragon Boat teams work-out months
prior to the July races. Please join me in
congratulating Carrie for 20 years of excellent
service to the University of Lethbridge.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
25
SHELLY WISMATH MATH COMPUTER SCIENCE
20 Years of Service
Shelly's accomplishments include Distinguished
Teacher award in 1989. Chair of the NSERC
Scholarships and Fellowships Selection
committee for the Mathematical Sciences Board
of Governors' Chair in Teaching And in addition,
she has over 60 journal publications, 3 text
books, and 2 dogs!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
26
ADAM CARTER ENGLISH
10 Years of Service
Dr. Adam Carter is pursuing a productive and
distinguished career here at the University of
Lethbridge he has held a Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council Standard Research
Grant funding an ongoing project, and has also
been awarded the F.E.L. Priestley Prize for
outstanding essay published in English Studies in
Canada.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
27
HAROLD JANSEN POLITICAL SCIENCE
10 Years of Service
Harold Jansen is one of the University's most
popular professors, and those who know him
understand why! Congratulations Harold!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
28
GEOFFREY HALE POLITICAL SCIENCE
10 Years of Service
Geoffrey Hale is the hardest working member of
his department. He is looking forward to
rediscovering his golf game some
day! Congratulations Geoffrey!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
29
EDWARD JURKOWSKI - MUSIC
10 Years of Service
Edward Jurkowski has served the University of
Lethbridge as a dedicated teacher, gifted
administrator, international scholar trusted
colleague for over a decade now. He has
contributed greatly to the Music Department not
only in his teaching but also through his
teaching but also through his leadership as Chair
of the department for the last five years and his
redesign of the academic curriculum. On the
national and international level his work as a
leading expert in 20th century music and his
position as former President of the Canadian
University Music Society has brought distinction
to the University as a centre of excellence in
research.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
30
CAROL GAETZ FINANCIAL SERVICES
25 Years of Service
Those of you who are alumni may remember Carol
from the Cash Office where she was a valuable
resource to students for 22 years before moving
into her current position three years ago as
Financial Assistant. She continues in her role as
a valuable resource, assisting staff and faculty
across the campus. Congratulations on 25 years of
service Carol!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
31
FRANK VANDENHEUVEL FINANCIAL SERVICES
40 Years of Service
Frank's career with Financial Services began 3
years before the current Uhall officially opened.
With his wealth of experience Frank is an
invaluable resource to his coworkers you would
be hard pressed to find another employee who has
earned more admiration respect than Frank has
and from so many individuals in all areas across
the campus. Congratulations Frank on 40
outstanding years of service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
32
MARGOT ODONNELL FACULTY OF FINE ARTS
10 Years of Service
Margot is the Financial Officer for the Faculty
of Fine Arts. She worked at the U of L for 4
years before assuming her current
responsibilities. Margot works tirelessly to
balance budgets for 4 Departments and can often
be seen juggling numerous tasks while pulling her
hair out, yet still maintaining a high degree of
composure - a testament to her multi-tasking
abilities.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
33
NICHOLAS WADE ART Department
15 Years of Service
Nicholas Wade is Associate Professor in the Dept.
of Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, where he teaches
sculpture related art studio practices. He has
been at the U of L since 1994. He recently served
a one-year term as a teaching fellow with
CAETL. Nicholas Wade's work has been exhibited in
major cities across Canada at several venues in
the U.S. is represented in the collections of
The Canada Council Art Bank, The Alberta
Foundation for the Arts, The Nova Scotia Art
Bank, The Ontario Arts Council. Wade's
sculpture reflects an interest in the use of
material form from our built environment - in
particular, how forms are repeated in variations
shifts of scale from printed text tableware,
to furniture architecture. He is currently
participating in a creative research residency at
"gueststudio DRC," Den Haag, Holland, while on
study leave.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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JUDITH WHITEHEAD - ANTHROPOLOGY
15 Years of Service
Judith Whitehead is an internationally recognized
scholar of political economy who publishes widely
in the areas of environment, urban space, gender
and the body in South Asia. Her book, Lost
Landscapes Space, Place Accumulation by
Dispossession in the Narmada Valley, is in press
with Pearson International. Dr. Whitehead joined
the U of L in 1996 and is currently the longest
serving member of the Anthropology Department.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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TERESA HEYBURN THEATRE DRAMA
15 Years of Service
Teresa, or T as she is affectionately known by
many of her colleagues, might be described as a
passionate, energetic dynamo who is unfailingly
committed to her job. For the last 15 years
Teresa has been the Costume Shop Manager for the
Theatre Dramatic Arts Department where she has
been integral in the creation of costumes for
well over 60 shows featuring more than 500
costumes. Always ready with a smile a
willingness to help, Teresa is liked respected
by students colleagues both on off campus
she facilitates students learning, advises local
teachers on costuming their productions, finds
the perfect costume for an Art photo shoot, a New
Media film or pulls together a fashion show to
promote Fine Arts and the University.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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BARB THOMSEN PENSION BENEFITS
20 Years of Service
Barb started her full-time position with the
University in July 1989 as Account Clerk. Her
title changed to Payroll Clerk April 1990 then to
Pay Benefits Assistant in 1997 then to Pension
Benefits Specialist. While the titles may have
changed through the years, Barb's commitment to
her work your well being has not. She has been
one of the first to see us when we start here
one of the last to see us on our way to our next
position elsewhere or to retirement. She has
signed most of us up for our benefits, helped us
with our changes over the years such as adding
family members, taking them off when they have
grown up, answered our questions about health
dental, insurance, maternity parental leaves
and given us information to help us make that
pension decision wished us well out the
door. Thank you Barb for the professional you are
your commitment to the people of this
university!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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GLORIA SAMUELS - BOOKSTORE
20 Years of Service
Gloria has been with the Bookstore for 20 years
and has touched every job there is. Gloria's
title in the store is "Jill of all Trades" and
she likes to say Master of none but we all know
better! We can count on Gloria to inject life and
excitement into every sale, special event and new
idea that is going on. Gloria has definitely
worked towards her "Master of all trades" over
the 20 years she has been with us! Gloria retires
this fall and we will miss her terribly.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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MARGARET COOK - GEOGRAPHY
10 Years of Service
In the words of one department member "Margaret
Cook has been there for me countless times and
with the upmost patience. I don't know what I
would have done without her help and
encouragement". According to another "Margaret
has developed an uncanny ability to know which of
us will forget our materials for a meeting, and
without fanfare will quietly offer us
replacements". Margaret's work goes beyond
efficient she does her job effortlessly. She is
the lynch-pin in the Department of Geography!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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STEVE PATITSAS - PHYSICS
10 Years of Service
A virtuoso in low-temperature, high-vacuum
experimental physics, Steve Patitsas also revels
in designing novel demonstrations and laboratory
experiments to make physics come alive in the
classroom!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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JERZY SZPAKOWSKI - CARETAKING
25 Years of Service
Jerzy is our longest running Caretaking staff
member. Jerzy is always on time and is willing to
help others. He is the lead hand in recycling.
Jerzy likes to have fun at work and likes to
dress for all the holidays. Great working with
you Jerzy!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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BOB COONEY - COMMUNICATIONS
10 Years of Service
Whether you're a faculty member with a research
topic to pitch, an administrator with a comment
to make, a department assistant with an event to
promote, a student with a question to ask, or a
visitor needing directions on campus - Bob Cooney
is your man! Media Relations may be what his
title states, but Bob is a one-man information
centre for the University of Lethbridge. Congratul
ations Bob on your 10 years of service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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ANDREA AMELINCKX FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT
10 Years of Service
Andrea is the Director of the International
Programs Office in the Faculty of Management
the Coordinator of the First Nations' Governance
program. She also serves as the chair for
International Management. Andrea her staff do
an excellent job of coordinating the
international student exchange programs
international student work-study programs as well
as support Aboriginal student recruitment in the
First Nations Governance program. Andrea has
devoted many long hours time away from her
family to ensure that the Faculty's International
Exchange Program First Nations' Governance
Program are a success. Her teaching research
interests are in the areas of cross-cultural
management, international law policy and gender
relations.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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STUART THOMAS FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT
10 Years of Service
Stuart Thomas is one of our accounting
professors. He has a Ph.D. in accounting from
Florida International University and he is a
certified management accountant. His research
interest is in ethical decision making and his
teaching speciality is in management control
systems. Stuart comes from Jamaica and enjoys
soccer, running, and chess. He has a wife and two
kids. Stuart agrees that there is nothing amusing
to say about him because he is not an amusing guy!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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SAJJAD ZAHIR FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT
20 Years of Service
Sajjad is primarily known for his work in
Multi-Criteria Decision Making using the Analytic
Hierarchy Process. He has researched web page
design and developed innovative web applications.
Sajjad has taught the widest variety of courses
among those in the Information Systems area, and
has been a valued mentor to colleagues and
graduate students. Congratulations on 20 years of
service Sajjad!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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ED WASIAK FACULTY OF EDUCATION
10 Years of Service
Conductor, trumpet player, music educator
extraordinaire, Ed Wasiak surely understands how
to bring people together in joyful harmony. No
wonder his latest research passion in education
explores creative leadership in classroom
management.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
46
JUDY LAVORATO FACULTY OF EDUCATION
20 Years of Service
Judy Lavorato began with the University of
Lethbridge in 1975 but has been with the Faculty
of Education since 1991. During this time she has
worked primarily in the Student Program Services
office serving as program assistant and
occasional advisor. Her steadfast knowledge of
the Education programs has made her an
outstanding resource and contributor for both
faculty and students alike.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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KEN NICOL FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT
25 Years of Service
We are very pleased to congratulate Dr. Ken Nicol
on 25 years of service with the U of L. Since
joining the University in what was then the
School of Management, Ken has been keenly focused
on agricultural economics politics in Alberta.
One might say he is all about the 'the grass
roots.' Ken served as Assistant Dean under Dean
George Lermer from 1990 - 1993 in the newly
official Faculty of Management, then headed off
on political leave to be a crusading Liberal MLA
the Alberta Liberal Party leader.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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CHARLENE JANES INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
10 Years of Service
Charlene Janes, International Liaison Officer, is
driven to provide exceptional service to
international students. Charlene is to be
congratulated for going above beyond the call
of duty for assisting to build a welcoming,
on-campus community amongst students, faculty
staff. Charlene's work is never "status-quo" she
is energetic driven to provide superior service
to students - everyday.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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MIKE SPITERI - TELECOMMUNICATIONS
10 Years of Service
Mike Spiteri is one of those guys behind the
scenes that the University of Lethbridge cannot
do without. Mike's talents hard work have
provided the U of L with a world class classroom
audio-visual infrastructure. His support of
classroom technology troubles has saved more than
one class from cancelling and has enabled
countless others to expand student classroom
experiences. When Mike is not supporting
classrooms, he can be found working on his house,
or apologizing for one of his dog's exploits. The
University of Lethbridge is lucky to have Mike
his hard work in the classroom technology.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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CATHY NEWMAN - ADMISSIONS
10 Years of Service
10 years ago, Cathy Newman joined us, coming from
Lethbridge College. If the LC Registrar, Linda
Hoover, had not been such a wonderful person,
this might have caused a permanent rift between
the 2 institutions, much more serious than any of
this degree granting discussion! However, all is
well we are still close. Cathy is the "behind
the scenes" force helping keep numerous GFC
committees on track, the Alberta Transfer Guide
up to date, the senior folks in the RO aware of
issues. On top of her intense job
responsibilities, Cathy is making steady progress
toward completing her BA in Social Sciences here
at the U of L - and this along with already
completed LC Diploma in Administration. One of
Cathy's great "graduations" was from the back of
her partner's Harley to the driver's seat of her
own Harley Davidson Dyna-Low_Rider. Go Cathy!!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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DEBI SANDUL - REGISTRARS
10 Years of Service
  • Debi started with the U of L in 1988. She left
    for a couple of years but missed us so much she
    had to come back. Alas, on her return she had to
    start over with her service record so this is the
    longest 10-year service award in U of L history!
    Debi's achievements at the U of L are too
    numerous to mention so she has asked us not to
    mention them. Two achievements which must be
    noted
  • Debi was the first recipient of the President's
    Award for Service Excellence. Way to go Debi!
  • On her return to the U of L, Debi originated the
    expression "Freedom 72! Ouch!!

2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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STEWART ROOD BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
25 Years of Service
Stewart Rood, a past recipient of the Ingrid
Speaker Medal for Outstanding Research, was
awarded a highly prestigious Killam Research
Fellowship in 2009. These awards, together with
his Board of Governor's Research Chairship,
recognize his outstanding contributions to our
understanding of the ecology and management of
riparian ecosystems. Stewart combines research
excellence with outstanding generous service
commitments to the Department of Biological
Sciences, to the Faculty of Arts Science, and
to the broader University community.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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PAT TANAKA CAREER EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
20 Years of Service
Pat has managed Career Employment Services ever
since she arrived here from what is now Fifth on
Fifth. Student employment is a big part of
students' lives and Pat has a huge investment in
helping students find employment and in helping
employers find students. Pat is well-known on
campus for organizing what employers call "The
Best Career Fair in Alberta." Not so long ago,
Pat would work until midnight and then come in to
work early the next morning. Her colleagues
accused her of having a pull-out cot in her
office OR sleeping under her desk. That's Pat -
dedication plus!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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HELENA DANYK BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
20 Years of Service
Helena Danyk, current Associate Chair in the
Department of Biological Sciences, combines years
of excellence in the classroom with outstanding
service contributions to the department, faculty,
and university. She is the 'glue' that holds our
complex undergraduate curriculum together, and
she takes the lead on our training program for
new Graduate Student teaching assistants.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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LINDA SEBASTIAN - REGISTRARS
25 Years of Service
While Peter Piper may have picked a peck of
perfect peppers, Linda Sebastian presses printing
to produce a passel of precise parchments - AND -
patiently prods parents to the photo line for
perfect pictures! Linda manages the other half
of convocation along with the timetable BANNER
curriculum updating. One of our many fond
memories of Linda goes back to when she had to
shepherd a late grad into line at the morning
ceremony - and not just any grad. This grad was
in a blue white Elvis suit with sequins, had
clearly come straight to Convocation from his
all-night grad party, was sliding his way along
the wall to get to the front of the gym. Linda
had to intercept him, bring him to the back where
she helped him with cap gown then held him up
until he got into his line. "He weren't nothing
but a hound-dog" Linda can handle any situation
with grace aplomb!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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PENNY SECRETAN - REGISTRARS
25 Years of Service
Where to start with Penny Secretan? Penny can
make the most upset student feel calm,
appreciated respected. She can answer a phone
call from the most irate faculty member furious
about rooms have them chatting before the call
is done. She is fiercely committed to treating
students as people not as numbers - they love her
for it we appreciate her for reminding us to
put students first. Penny makes the world's best
cinnamon buns shares. She is another of our
fitness fanatics you never know if she has just
walked to work from Heritage or attended the
early morning spin class. We think that the
funniest thing that has happened to Penny
occurred when one of her sons was attending the U
of L. She her son were walking across the
parking lot into the SUB. Later that day, one
of her son's friends asked him "Hey! Who was that
blonde you were walking with this morning?" We
agree - Penny is our very own blond bombshell
with energy to spare a great heart.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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JOHN BAIN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
20 Years of Service
John Bain combines passion for teaching with his
well-known dedication to rigor in the classroom.
He has unparalleled dedication to the day-to-day
functioning of the Department of Biological
Sciences, especially regarding the undergraduate
curriculum. John is a world-renowned expert on
the evolution, taxonomy, and distribution of
terrestrial plants.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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GUY VERVOORT - REGISTRARS
25 Years of Service
Guy worked on the very first U of L Student
System which was called JASPER. No walk in the
park, this stood for "Jack's Automated Student
Program for Enquiry Registration". (Who was
jack? Well, Jack Oviatt, the U of L's first
Registrar). Guy is as close to being
irreplaceable as anyone around for his incredible
technical abilities his depth of knowledge.
Guy has taken up a number of hobbies over the
years including riding motorcycles most
recently, sailing both at St. Mary's and on the
deep blue sea. Guy also can bake up a storm
it's hard to choose which Halloween entry was
better - his "Jello Brains" (very realistic) or
his "Dirt Cakes" (with candy worms crawling out).
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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CYNTHIA CHAMBERS FACULTY OF EDUCATION
20 Years of Service
Writer, scholar, and outstanding teacher, Cynthia
Chambers sees herself her research as very much
a product of her lived experience. Her career's
work has centred on Aboriginal themes,
particularly Aboriginal language and narrative.
She believes that students teachers need to
comprehend how their own experiences are crucial
to understanding what they are studying and
teaching.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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JOAN KENDALL FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT
15 Years of Service
Joan is one of the Academic Advisors in the
Faculty of Management. She is well-known by the
students that she advises, and they appreciate
her advice because they know she cares about
them. Joan is an energetic individual who always
has something on the go, and she is not long on
patience if it means she has to slow down!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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KATHLEEN WILLMS FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT
20 Years of Service
Kathleen is an Academic Advisor in the Faculty of
Management. She is a role model for others
because she takes on all sorts of extra jobs
somehow seems to fit it all in. Her son
daughter are both U of L students, Kathleen is
also pursuing a graduate degree part-time, so
she's got a chance to see things from a student
perspective. She needs a ton of energy to do all
she does, but she has it!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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DAWN ANN THYS - ADMISSIONS
10 Years of Service
Ten years ago, we lured Dawn Ann over to the U of
L from the College - and she quickly became one
of the Wonder Women of the Information Centre.
Last year, she moved over to Admissions where she
soon became an integral part of the team. When
not at work, Dawn Ann is a book-keeper, chauffeur
tutor for her busy family. Being a woman of
many gifts, Dawn Ann finds time to sit in the hot
tub on her deck, can drive a mean gravel truck,
and is a fitness fanatic who can walk faster than
the average person can run.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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GITTE VILLIGER CURRICULUM LABORATORY
20 Years of Service
Gitte Villiger has worked in the main Library
in the Curriculum Laboratory in her 20 years of
service, but most of them have been in the
Faculty of Education Curriculum Laboratory. She
has worked as a Library Operations Specialist II,
LOS III, now as APO Support Staff Supervisor
circulation Manager. She brings a high level of
professionalism to all the work she does, and has
a real gift when it comes to the supervision of
people. She certainly deserves an award for
lasting 20 years!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
64
DORAN ANDERSON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
25 Years of Service
Doran Anderson and the Systems team he manages
makes sure the hundred of complex and
interconnected systems and servers are all
running smoothly everyday. From Banner to Email
to WebCT/Backboard, he helps people stay
connected to one another. Congratulations on 25
years of service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
65
HANK DERIDDER - FACILITIES
25 Years of Service
From central plant to establishing new facilities
the sailor in Hank, has developed his ability to
search out practical solutions to perplexing
problems that maintains both integrity and
sustainability. Thank you Hank for 25 years of
service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
66
LYNNE BROWN - LIBRARY
35 Years of Service
If you're an early-morning or noon-hour regular
at the gym you'll probably know Lynne by sight if
not by name, as she is perhaps the Library's most
committed sport fitness enthusiast. Off-campus
Lynne spends much of her time outdoors, walking
along the river bottom in the evenings, or in
warmer weather cycling or enjoying a good golf
game. In the Library Lynne is one of the most
experienced knowledgeable staff in all matters
having to do with services resources offered at
the main service desk. Thank you Lynne, for your
35 years of knowledgeable, productive service in
the Library and your willingness to share your
wealth of expertise with colleagues.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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BARBARA WOLSTONCROFT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
35 Years of Service
What does one say about someone who has been here
for 35 years? Well - here goes 35 years in the
Faculty of Arts Science - absolutely amazing!
Barb has served in several capacities, most
recently in Curriculum Academic Scheduling,
after more than 2 decades in Student Program
Services. Caring, committed, efficient,
effective, loyal, organized, productive,
reliable, sociable, she's a reservoir of
institutional history. Colleagues will long
remember Barb's infectious laughter reverberating
in the hallways! Congratulations Barb!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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RANDY JOSEPH - SECURITY
10 Years of Service
Through coaching and mentoring staff and building
their sensitivity to student issues, Randy Joseph
has built a community Security force that cares
and contributes on a daily basis. Thanks Randy
for 10 years of service!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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CHRIS ROBINSON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
10 Years of Service
Chris Robinson manages the incredible team in the
Solutions Centre. These frontline staff make
sure you get up and running as quickly as
possible if you have a problem with technology.
They also make sure new and creative solutions
are discovered to help us do our jobs better.
Armed with his iPhone and laptop, Chris seems to
be everywhere at once as he works to make sure
his team and customers get what they need.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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SHAUNA HAAG - FACILITIES
10 Years of Service
Shauna Haag provides support for fellow staff and
being an involved community volunteer is Shauna's
way of making this world a better place. Thank
you for 10 years of service Shauna!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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SUSAN HILL - CHEMISTRY
10 Years of Service
We have been blessed with excellent stable
administrative support in the Dept. of Chemistry
and Biochemistry over a long period of time. Even
among this exceptional group, Susan stands jout
for her drive imagination in carrying out her
duties. We look forward to many more years of
working with susan, provided we can continue to
effectively fight off the other Departments
trying to steal her away from us!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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IAN MacLACHLAN - GEOGRAPHY
20 Years of Service
A full professor in the Department of Geography,
Ian MacLachlan enjoys an international reputation
for his research activities, especially for his
important study of the restructuring of Canada's
meat packing industry. That work, in particular,
illustrates well Ian's tenacity for detail and
precision combined with an accessible writing
style. Closer to home, Ian is known and
respected for his commitment to his students,
many of whom keep in touch with him long after
graduation, and for his many contributions to the
university.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
73
LUKE KWONG - HISTORY
25 Years of Service
Dr. Luke Kwong is a credit to the History
Department, the University of Lethbridge and his
profession. He is known internationally for his
scholarly work and respected by the best students
for his teaching. With his retirement, the
University of Lethbridge loses one of its finest
scholars.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
74
LAURIE MARTIN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
10 Years of Service
Laurie has been a part of Information Technology
for 10 years now. Her dedication to getting
things done quickly and correctly has helped her
become one of the most popular solution experts
we have. She is always smiling willing to help
others in any way she can. Laurie never backs
away from a technical challenge or work when
something needs to get done. Thanks for your
hard work, dedication to getting things done and
for always smiling!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
75
RON SCHREIBER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
15 Years of Service
Ron has been at the University for 15 years and
has worked his way from the Bookstore, to the
Computer Tech in Ancillary Services and now into
Information Technology. Ron has never been
afraid of taking on new things and is very
reliable. His hard work and dedication is what
makes Ron stand out. Thanks for all your
dedication, time and effort you put into make
this University a better place!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
76
CRAIG BULLOCK INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
20 Years of Service
Craig Bullock ensures the physical facilities
such as IT's Data Centre's are well designed and
operational. He also makes sure the Information
Technology budget balances and manages our
endless software agreements and licenses. He is
an avid outdoorsman who loves hiking in the
mountains with family and friends.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
77
ROSE HELMER - SECURITY
35 Years of Service
Rose Helmer has been with the University for over
35 years, almost from its very beginning. She
provides excellent customer service to the
University community, and is a steadying
influence in Security.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
78
RICHARD LUTWICK - FACILTIES
15 Years of Service
Dick Lutwick has evolved from a parking
technician to the manager of Parking Services,
and endeavors to provide great parking options to
the University community.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
79
DUANE ROCKERBIE - ECONOMICS
20 Years of Service
Duane Rockerbie has an easy, laid back west coast
demeanor with a keen interest in major league
baseball, professional football and cigar
smoking. You might catch him turning heads while
cruising along Mayor Magrath Drive in his
restored 1968 Dodge ambulance from Bow Island!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
80
MICHAEL STINGL PHILOSOPHY
20 Years of Service
Since joining the Philosophy Department in 1989,
Michael has taught in Philosophy, Women's Studies
Liberal Arts. His research focuses on how the
evolution of social organisms can lead to the
development of moral capacities, up to and
including the capacity to think and talk about
morality. Michael has also been active in
applied ethics, serving on the Community Research
Ethics Board of Alberta (CREBA), the board of the
Provincial Health Ethics Network (PHEN) and the
multi-year AHFMR sponsored Alberta Research
Ethics Community Consensus Initiative (ARECCI)
process. Last, but far from least, he continues
to serve as chair of the Philosophy Department.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
81
ROB KERN SPORT RECREATION SERVICES
15 Years of Service
Rob Kern continues to provide exemplary customer
service to the users of Sport Recreation
Services facility and manages major special
events in a very professional manner.
Congratulations on 15 years of service Rob!
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
82
JIM WILLS THEATRE DRAMATIC ARTS
10 Years of Service
Jim Wills has been an instructor of design and
technical theatre at the U of L since 1994. His
teaching extends well beyond the classroom, as he
mentors, supervises, and inspires students
working on department productions. This year, Jim
designed the beautiful sets for Much Ado About
Nothing and The BFG (Big Friendly Giant).  
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
83
WENDY VOGEL - LIBRARY
30 Years of Service
Have you worked here long enough to be able to
remember when the Library catalogue comprised
several rows of wooden cabinets full of drawers,
all packed with little 3x5 cards describing the
books other items on the Library's shelves?
Wendy has, as she is one of a dwindling number of
staff whose careers in the Library has spanned
the card online catalogue eras. Thank you Wendy
for serving the Library users so dependably,
being such an enjoyable colleague friend to
many over the past 30 years.
2009 LONG SERVICE AWARDS
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