Congratulation to the CGU’s Jeff McDonnell for receiving the J. W. George Ivany award at the University of Saskatchewan. This award recognizes outstanding contributions by scholars or administrators in furthering the process of internationalization.
Jeff McDonnell was the recipient of the J.W. George Ivany Internationalization Award for his dedication to enhancing the university’s international visibility and for cultivating a global perspective in our students. Jeff seeks to ensure that his students have a global perspective of their research field, by giving them opportunities to interact with leading researchers and to study and conduct field work abroad, while making considerable contributions to strengthening international linkages with other institutions.
Whether it is USask’s School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) with the Breakthroughs in Water Security Research course and lecture series, or with the short courses he teaches at other institutions around the world, Jeff is dedicated to providing opportunities for students to learn from the best and brightest in water research. He gives his students access to his international field sites and encourages them to participate in research abroad. He places emphasis on mentoring and launching the research careers of his students and postdoctoral fellows and making sure that have the skills to succeed. In addition, Jeff has received countless international awards in recognition of his service.