Distinguished Research Professorship
- Active and Emeritus Distinguished Research Professors
- University Secretariat's site for the Senate Policy on Honorific Professorships
The Faculty of Graduate Studies is calling for nominations for the title of Distinguished Research Professor to be conferred at the Spring or Fall 2013 Convocations.
Senate legislation provides that "At any one time there shall be no more than twenty five active Distinguished Research Professors"; there are currently twenty-five active honorees.
York currently has 23 active faculty members who hold Distinguished Research Professorships. There is legislated provision for no more than 25 active (as opposed to Emeritus) Distinguished Research Professors.
The title of Distinguished Research Professor is awarded for life and evolves into a Distinguished Research Professorship Emeritus upon retirement. Continued involvement in the intellectual life of the University following retirement is encouraged.
There are 24 current holders of the title of Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus. Below is a current list of all DRPs.
The major criterion for this honour is sustained and outstanding scholarly, professional, and/or artistic achievement where a significant portion (at least five years) of the work has been accomplished at York. This award is inclusive of all individuals, both female and male, with full-time appointments at York, in all disciplinary areas.
The evidence for scholarly, professional, and/or artistic achievement will normally take the form of peer review and assessment of books, articles, monographs, reports, invited presentations at conferences and symposia, curated exhibitions and performances and other means by which the fruits of scholarly, professional or artistic activity may be publicly disseminated. Such achievement must be documented to fulfill the following general requirements:
- The work should include sustained and continuing contributions to the field or fields of scholarship, professional and/or artistic activity involved.
- The nomination should include an indication of the nominee's commitment and established and continuing activity at a high level at York.
- The contributions must be of excellent quality.
- The work should have made a major impact on the discipline or field of study involved.
- The work must be recognized within and appreciated beyond the university. It should be recognized to be of international caliber.
- The nominee should have an international reputation in the field of study involved.
Note: External recognition may take many forms and is not limited to any one tangible award. For example, external recognition may include but is not limited to one or more of the following examples: FRSC; medals, awards or acknowledgements for significant research contributions by learned societies, public and private organizations, professional bodies; editorships of major research journals or series or monographs of international importance.
- Any member of York University may submit a nomination.
- The letter of nomination should explain how the nominee meets the criteria and should address the following issues:
- the themes and evolution of the sustained contribution to scholarship, professional development and/or artistic excellence,
- the major scholarly, professional and/or artistic accomplishments,
- the impact of the contributions to the discipline or field of study,
- evidence of national and international recognition and reputation.
- Each nomination must include the nominee's up-to-date curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three possible external referees.
Nominations must reach the FGS Council Office (230 York Lanes) by no later than November 30, 2012. For more information, please call Associate Dean Peter Mulvihill; or Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff.
Active and Emeritus Distinguished Research Professors
|1982 - 1983||R.W. Nicholls (deceased)||Physics & Astronomy and Earth & Space Science|
|John O'Neill (Emeritus)||Philosophy, Social & Political Thought and Sociology|
|Huw Pritchard (Emeritus)||Chemistry and Earth & Space Science|
|Beryl Rowland (deceased)||English|
|1983 - 1984||Jerome Ch'en (Emeritus)||History|
|H.S. Harris (deceased)||Philosophy and Social & Political Thought|
|D. Smiley (deceased)||Political Science|
|1984 - 1985||P. Gulliver (Emeritus)||Anthropology|
|1985 - 1986||Robert H. Haynes (deceased)||Biology|
|J.G. Castel (Emeritus)||Law|
|G. Kolko (Emeritus)||History|
|1987 - 1988||Ian P. Howard (Emeritus)||Psychology and Biology|
|Gerald O. Aspinall (deceased)||Chemistry|
|1988 - 1989||J.F. Bosher (Emeritus)||History|
|1990 - 1991||Peter Moens (deceased)||Biology|
|Michael Kater (Emeritus)||History and Social & Political Thought|
|David M. Regan (Emeritus)||Psychology|
|1992 - 1993||Ian Jarvie (Emeritus)||Communication & Culture, Film & Video, Philosophy, Social & Political Thought and Social Anthropology|
|Gordon Shepherd (Emeritus)||Physics & Astronomy and Earth & Space Science|
|1993 - 1994||Jack L. Granatstein (Emeritus)||History|
|1994 - 1995||Diethard Bohme||Chemistry and Earth & Space Science|
|James Tenney (deceased)||Music|
|1995 - 1996||Norman S. Endler (deceased)||Psychology|
|1996 - 1997||Christopher Innes||English|
|1997 - 1998||Lorraine Code (Emeritus)||Philosophy, Social & Political Thought, Women's Studies|
|A.B.P. Lever (Emeritus)||Chemistry|
|1998 - 1999||Michael Herren (Emeritus)||English and History|
|Leo Panitch||Political Science and Social & Political Thought|
|2000 - 2001||James Carley (Emeritus)||English|
|Martin Steinbach (Emeritus)||Psychology and Biology|
|2001 - 2002||H.V. Nelles (Emeritus)||History|
|Reg Whitaker (Emeritus)||Political Science|
|2002 - 2003||Hiroshi Ono (Emeritus)||Psychology|
|2003 - 2004||Ellen Bialystok||Psychology and Theoretical & Applied Linguistics|
|Clifford Leznoff (Emeritus)||Chemistry|
|2004 - 2005||John C. McConnell||Earth & Space Science and Physics & Astronomy|
|Stuart Shanker||Philosophy and Psychology|
|2005 - 2006||Norbert Bartel||Earth & Space Science and Physics & Astronomy|
|Stephen R. Gill||Communications & Culture and Political Science|
|2006 - 2007||Deborah Britzman||Education, English, Social & Political Thought and Women's Studies|
|Eric Hessels||Physics & Astronomy|
|Allan C. Hutchinson||Law|
|2007 - 2008||Kent McNeil||Law|
|K.W. Michael Siu||Biology, Chemistry and Earth & Space Science|
|2008 - 2009||Brian J. Slattery||Law|
|John K. Tsotsos||Computer Science|
|2009 - 2010||Sheila Embleton||English, Linguistics & Applied Linguistics and Women's Studies|
|Bridget J. Stutchbury||Biology|
|2010 - 2011||Pat Armstrong||Health, Political Science, Science & Technology Studies, Sociology and Women's Studies|
|Leslie Greenberg (Emeritus)||Psychology|
|2011 - 2012||Nicholas Rogers||History and Social & Political Thought|
|Jianhong Wu||Earth & Space Science, Health, Information Systems & Technology and Mathematics & Statistics|
Revised March 2013.
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