Associate Professor wins Graduate Mentorship Award

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Associate Professor wins Graduate Mentorship Award

Published on April 15 2014


Joe Engemann, Associate Professor in the Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in the Faculty of Education, was recently recognized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for his role as a supervisor of graduate studies.

Awarded the Graduate Mentorship Award – along with Prof. Sandra Peters from the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences – Engemann was selected for his supervision of master’s students, the honour announced on April 7 during the Mapping New Knowledges Graduate Student Research Conference.

Each year the Faculty of Graduate Studies invites graduate students to submit nominations. Engemann was one of 11 nominees adjudicated by the Senate Graduate Studies Committee’s awards sub-committee and two graduate students, and will receive $1,000 to assist with ongoing graduate student mentorship activities as a result of the award.

“It is a tremendous honour to receive the graduate mentorship award,” says Engemann, “but it could not have happened without the dedication and enthusiasm displayed by the students with whom I have worked or without the guidance afforded to me by so many of my exemplary faculty and university colleagues.”

The award recognizes the investment that graduate faculty make day-to-day to encourage and support the success of Brock’s graduate students, Mike Plyley, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, told the crowd that gathered for the awards presentation.

“The fact that all nominees were outstanding, and the nominees put together convincing packages made the task of selection difficult indeed,” he said. “The students expressed their genuine sense of admiration and appreciation to supervisors for their support and guidance in helping them become the best they can be as researchers, teachers, and leaders in their communities.”

The letters of support for Engemann overflowed with praise from current and past students.

Engemann was described as motivating, supportive, and inspirational - “as students, we are impressed by his intellect, captivated by his experience, and motivated by his enthusiasm for our work”.

One student testimonial in support of Engemann stated that he “possesses the quality all good educators cherish - belief in his students. He believes we can achieve greatness. He believes we can alter lives. He believes we make an impact through our studies”.

Congratulations to Joe Engemann on winning the Graduate Mentorship Award.

Learn more about the Graduate Mentorship Award and how you can submit nominations for 2015.

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