Long-serving faculty honoured for dedicated service

Long-serving faculty reception

They’ve spent decades mentoring students, teaching and researching at York University, and on Feb. 10 long-serving faculty were honoured at a reception to mark their dedicated service.

The event, held in the Dining Room of the Executive Learning Centre in the Schulich building, brought together faculty who have served the University for 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years as of 2015.

York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri opened the reception, congratulating the faculty for their milestones and thanking them for their contributions.

“York University has been a leader in so many areas and this is in large part due to the great work you’ve done over so many years,” he said. “In appreciation of your service, your achievements and your tremendous commitment to York University, on behalf of the entire York community, I want to thank you.”

Eligibility for the honour requires a faculty member to have been active at some point during the year of recognition, and includes those who retired during the year of recognition.

This year’s honorees in attendance were:

25 years

  • George Comninel, Political Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Joan Gilmour, Office of the Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Irene Henriques, Economics Specialization, Schulich School of Business
  • Carla Lipsig-Mumme, Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Regina Schuller, Psychology, Faculty of Health

30 years

  • Monique Adriaen, French Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Vijay Agnew, Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • John Amanatides, Office of the Master, Bethune College
  • Paul Axelrod, Faculty of Education
  • Henry Bartel, Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • James Bebko, Psychology, Faculty of Health
  • Mauro Buccheri, Founders College, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Jennifer Connolly, Psychology, Faculty of Health
  • Barry Elmes, Music, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
  • Rosanna Furgiuele, French Studies, Glendon
  • Michael Hempstead, Chemistry, Faculty of Science
  • Alan Henderson, Music, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
  • Craig Heron, History, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Marko Horbatsch, Physics & Astronomy, Faculty of Science
  • Richard Irving, Schulich School of Business
  • Roman Koniuk, Physics & Astronomy, Faculty of Science
  • Ben Lowinsky, Social Science & Writing Department, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Doug McCann, Psychology, Faculty of Health
  • Peter McKinnon, Theatre, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
  • Ronald Owston, Dean, Faculty of Education
  • Leo Panitch, Political Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • John Parkinson, Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Marshall David Rice, Marketing Specialization, Schulich School of Business
  • Louise Ripley, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies/School of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Chris Robinson, Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Leslie Sanders, Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Jamie Scott, Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • John Smithin, Economics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • David Spring, Mathematics, Glendon
  • Patrick Taylor, Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Gail Vanstone, Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Patricia Wait-Weisenblum, Music, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

35 years

  • Sheila Embleton, Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • George Fallis, Economics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Donald Hastie, Chemistry, Faculty of Science
  • Dezsö Horváth, Dean, Schulich School of Business
  • Christian Marjollet, French Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Alice Propper, Sociology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

40 years

  • Ildiko Kovacs, French Studies, Glendon
  • David Leyton-Brown, McLaughlin College, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Caridad Luisa Silva, Hispanic Studies, Glendon

45 years

  • Stanley Tweyman, Vanier College, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • David Wiesenthal, Psychology, Faculty of Health
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