June 3, 1996
Faculty of Arts & Science
University Professor Emeritus Endel Tulving of the Department of
Psychology received an honorary doctor of science degree from
Queen's University at convocation ceremonies June 1. Tulving is
described as the principal architect of the modern study of memory
whose efforts have contributed to the development of a strong,
highly visible academic tradition in Canada. He currently holds the
Tanenbaum Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Rotman Research
Institute at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.
Development & University Relations
The Bulletin has been awarded silver in the best newspaper category
by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education in its
1996 prix d'excellence program. The paper was cited for its
effective layout, well-written and informative stories, reader
friendliness, photos and mix between features and political/human
issues articles. The U of T National Report received the gold award
in the best annual report category, bringing the total to four "golds"
and one "silver" in the annual report category over the past five
years. Both are published by the Department of Public Affairs.
Faculty of Medicine
Professor Michael Fehlings of the Department of Surgery is the 1996
winner of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons(RCPS) Medal
Award in Surgery. Fehlings' winning manuscript -- Role of sodium in
the pathophysiology of traumatic spinal cord injury: Implications for
the development of novel neuroprotective strategies -- will be
presented at the 1996 annual meeting in Halifax in September.
Office of the President
President Robert Prichard will receive an honorary doctor of laws
degree from McGill University at the law, management and music
convocation June 7. Prichard is being honoured for his scholarship
and commitment to higher education in Canada. He is a member of
the board of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
and the executive committee of the Council of Ontario Universities
and serves on the administrative board of the International
Association of Universities.
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
University Professor Scott Tremaine of the Canadian Institute for
Theoretical Astrophysics will receive an honorary doctor of science
degree from McMaster University at convocation ceremonies June 5.
Tremaine is a well respected physicist and astronomer whose work
has earned him numerous fellowship and awards. He has served on a
variety of bodies including the telescope allocation committee for
the Hubble Space Telescope and has been associate editor of Icarus