Professor Joseph Garcea and Professor Carl Gutwin will be awarded two of the University of Saskatchewan’s highest honours for faculty at the 2018 Spring Convocation in June.
Garcea will receive the university’s Master Teacher Award, which acknowledges a faculty member who makes outstanding contributions to the learning and working environments of the university.
Gutwin will be presented with the Distinguished Researcher Award, which recognizes significant contributions by a faculty member to knowledge or artistic creativity.
The Spring Convocation ceremonies take place from June 4–7 at TCU Place.
University award winners
Master Teacher Award
Joe Garcea is a dedicated, innovative and passionate teacher-scholar with a strong commitment to public outreach, linking the university to the wider community. A professor in the Department of Political Studies in the College of Arts and Science, Garcea has filled many prominent roles in Saskatchewan, including serving on provincial task forces and regularly appearing as a media commentator on political issues. Garcea’s contributions in the areas of political studies, regional and urban planning, international studies, public administration, and the Aboriginal Public Administration and Global Studies programs have advanced the university’s Indigenization, internationalization and interdisciplinary goals.
Distinguished Researcher Award
A professor in the Department of Computer Science and the co-director of the U of S Human-Computer Interaction Lab, Carl Gutwin is the world’s foremost expert on group awareness. His research on human-computer interaction has had profound impacts on the design and development of collaborative software. A former Canada Research Chair in Next-Generation Groupware, Gutwin’s pioneering research is now used in platforms such as Google Docs and Microsoft Office. A dedicated teacher and mentor, Gutwin has supervised more than 85 trainees, many of whom have gone on to become leaders in both academia and industry.