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Dean's Service Award Recipients

The Dean's Service Award recognizes exceptional or distinguished service to a Department, School, Faculty and/or the University.

Award recipient(s) will receive a certificate of recognition and a monetary award of $2,000 as a one-time payment (subject to applicable deductions).

Key criteria: Service

2022 recipients

Martin Antony

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Martin Antony is among the most generous contributors to service in the Department of Psychology. Last year, he served as Graduate Program Director in Psychology, where he led the program through a period of change related to the COVID-19 pandemic and longstanding shortcomings related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice. He also led the program through the periodic program review process, and helped to secure donor funding for new student research grants and bursaries. Externally, he served as president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and Provincial Clinical and Training Lead for the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program.    

Lorena Escandon

School of Creative Industries, The Creative School

Since joining the School of Creative Industries in 2017, Dr. Lorena Escandon has demonstrated an outstanding commitment through service contributions. In the past year, she has served at all levels of the University including school, faculty and university wide committees. Recently, she served as the Interim Chair of her faculty wide teaching committee. In this role she organized events and activities which engaged faculty in discussions around pedagogy and teaching. These activities impacted the lives of participating instructors through new ideas and pedagogies which they could use in the classroom.    

Scott Franks

Lincoln Alexander School of Law

As a first-year faculty member, while building a new law school during a pandemic, Prof. Franks worked tirelessly on his own initiative to support the School’s commitment to its Indigenous law pillar, to Indigenous education and reconciliation, and to the implementation of the TRC’s Call to Action 28. His service is critically improving the School’s curriculum and its governance and is central to welcoming and supporting Indigenous students. Prof. Frank’s energy, passion, generosity, humour, and collegiality inspire his colleagues and students alike and his exceptional service has benefited our School; our students, faculty, and staff; the University; and the public.    

Julian Hasford

School of Child & Youth Care, Faculty of Community Services

Through his exceptional service efforts, Dr. Hasford is a valued peer and mentor on CYC faculty, a CYC community leader, and an extraordinary colleague across the institution and external community. He has made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion that have significantly impacted countless individuals and groups. In sum, he is most deserving of this Dean’s Service Award because he embodies the mission of FCS “To engage with our communities to challenge the status quo and enable meaningful change.”  

Chun-Yip Hon

School of Occupational & Public Health, Faculty of Community Services

In 2020/2021, Dr. Chun-Yip Hon was extremely active with respect to service activities having sat on numerous committees at the department (DHC, DEC, PAC and Curriculum Committee), faculty (FTC) and University level (RFA Reps Council).  Externally, he made contributions to his profession through his involvement with the Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario (OHAO) as well as with two separate committees associated with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).  Chun’s services have led to positive contributions to the University at all levels while his external service contributions have helped to enhance Ryerson’s profile within the occupational health and safety community.    

Farrokh Sharifi

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science 

Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi’s services to the Mechanical-Industrial Engineering Department, FEAS, Ryerson University-RU, and engineering profession have been exceptional. During his academic life at Ryerson University, he served in Senate and numerous University, Faculty and Departmental level committees. Furthermore, he organized and chaired many international conferences and technical program committees, and served in numerous editorial boards of journals, conference scientific committees, and review panels of journals, conferences, and grants. He also served as an external reviewer for many tenure and promotion applications. Additionally, he has provided mentorship to many students, beyond RU, and members of societies such as IEEE, SCWST and IndigeSTEAM.

Past recipients

  • Pnina Alon-Shenker
    Faculty of Law and School of Business Management, Department of Law and Business, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Roberto Botelho
    Department of Chemistry and Biology, Faculty of Science
  • Ahmed El-Rabbany
    Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Annika Hillebrandt
    School of Business Management, Department of HR Management and Organizational Behavior, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Sharareh Taghipour
    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Alagan Anpalagan
    Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Farhad Ein-Mozaffari
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • K. Wayne Forsythe
    Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, Faculty of Arts
  • Konstantinos Georgiou
    Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science
  • Martin Habekost
    School of Graphic Communications Management, Faculty of Communication and Design
  • Juan Antonio Hernandez
    School of Retail Management, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Klaas Kraay
    Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts
  • Richard Meldrum
    School of Occupational and Public Health, Faculty of Community Services
  • Farid Shirazi
    Information and Technology Management, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Haomiao Yu
    Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts
  • Patrizia Albanese
    Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts
  • Annette Bailey
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Community Services
  • Catherine Ellis
    Department of History, Faculty of Arts
  • David Hunter
    Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts
  • Yuanshun Li
    School of Accounting and Finance, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Shelagh McCartney
    School of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Community Services
  • Isaac Woungang
    Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science
  • Tara Burke
    Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts
  • Linying Dong
    School of Information Technology Management, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Catherine Dowling
    School of Interior Design, Faculty of Communication and Design
  • Daniel Foucher
    Department of Chemistry and Biology, Faculty of Science
  • Stephanie Cassin
    Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts
  • Farhad Ein-Mozaffari
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Ahmed El-Rabbany
    Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Eric Liberda
    School of Occupational and Public Health, Faculty of Community Services
  • Martin Pyle
    Marketing Management, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Lori Schindel Martin
    Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Faculty of Community Services
  • Stephen Swales
    Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Arts
  • Warren Wakarchuk
    Department of Chemistry and Biology, Faculty of Science