Kudos from the Vice-President Academic and Provost celebrates external recognition for outstanding achievements of Dalhousie faculty, staff, and students.  The Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost relies on you to provide information regarding awards and recognitions received.  If you have recently received special recognition, or know of a colleague who has, please submit this news to alan.shaver@dal.ca for inclusion in an upcoming publication of Kudos.

Congratulations to *Daniel Belliveau *(student, Biology) who won 1st place (NSERC Representatives’ Undergraduate Student Award) for his poster presentation entitled, “Divergence of the spatio-temporal regulation for duplicated retinol-binding protein 7 (rbp7) genes in zabrafish (Denio rerio),” at the 40th APICS Undergraduate Biology Conference held in March at University of New Brunswick.  This prize is awarded to the student whose work and presentation (oral or poster) best encompasses NSERC’s mandate to invest in people, discovery and innovation for the benefit of all Canadians, and demonstrate the student’s potential for graduate studies and research.

Congratulations to *Joey Carter* (student, Biology) who placed 3rd (APICS Undergraduate Science Communication Award) for his oral presentation, “Callus induction and regeneration of the lace plant (Aponogeton madagascariensis),” at the 40th APICS Undergraduate Biology Conference held in March at University of New Brunswick. This prize is awarded to the student who is best able to communicate a science topic to the general public.

Congratulations to *Jesse Kelly* (student, Aquaculture) who won the APICS Undergraduate Science Communication Award at the APICS Aquaculture and Fisheries Conference held in March at University of New Brunswick.  This prize is awarded to the student who is best able to communicate a science topic to the general public.  Mr. Kelly also won 1st place in the NSERC Representatives’ Undergraduate Student Awards.  This prize is awarded to the student whose work and presentation (oral or poster) best encompass NSERC’s mandate to invest in people, discovery and innovation for the benefit of all Canadians, and demonstrate the student’s potential for graduate studies and research.

Congratulations to *Peter Duinker *(Resource & Environmental Studies), upon receiving the Award of Merit 2010 from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).  The CSA Award of Merit recognizes individuals who, through their leadership, have fostered the development and advancement of standards, both nationally and internationally.

Congratulations to *Marlon Lewis* (Oceanography) upon being named Fellow of The Oceanography Society for “seminal contributions advancing our knowledge of ocean optics, physical-biological interactions, and ecology.”  The Oceanography Society Fellows Program recognizes individuals who have attained eminence in oceanography through their outstanding contributions to the field of oceanography or its applications during a substantial period of years.

Congratulations to *Donald Weaver* (Medicine, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering Medicine) upon receiving a prestigious Killam Research Fellowship, worth $140,000 over two years. Dr. Weaver is working on developing a drug to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.  The Killam Fellowships are administered by the Canada Council for the Arts and are awarded to individuals to do full-time research.  The researchers are chosen by a selection committee of 15 eminent scientists and scholars from a broad range of disciplines.