Awards & Honours

The True North strong and free!
Top left to bottom right: Chris Katsaris (SoCS Teaching Assistant Award), Corey Alexander (Guelph 40 Under 40, Be the Change Award, CEPS Nominee for the D.F. Forster Medal), Nic Durish (Guelph Chamber of Commerce Young Innovators Award, Northern Science Training Program Grant), Frazer Seymour (Co-op Student of The Year, Northern Science Training Program Grant), Michael Griffiths (3rd Place MasterChef Canada), Oliver Cook (Guelph 40 Under 40, Be The Change Award), Keefer Rourke (Jay Majithia Scholarship Winner, Ethical Tech Initiative Winner, Emmanuel & Kalliope Salamelekis Scholarship), Brandon Edwards (Jay Majithia Scholarship, CEPS Best Poster, Latornell Travel Grant), Jon MacPherson & Patrick Houlding (Gordon Nixon Leadership Award).

The research team has been nominated and awarded numerous awards over the years. The following is a list of awards and honours that we have received for our research, teaching, and service.

  • 2018 – Partners in Research Technology and Engineering Ambassador Award (nominated by the University of Guelph)
  • 2018 – Co-op Employer of the Year (nominated)
  • 2017 – Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Award
  • 2017 – Gordon Nixon Leadership Award (Guelph Hacks for Mental Health, along with Patrick Houlding and Jonathan MacPherson)
  • 2015 – Global Business Challenge (Farm To Fork nominated)
  • 2015 – Rolex Awards for Enterprise (Farm To Fork nominated)
  • 2015 – Speed River Inferno Charitable Partner (Farm To Fork)
  • 2015 – The Big Show Top 24 (cash and in-kind awards for Farm To Fork, Garden Fresh Box, and Sustain-A-Bin)
  • 2015 – Compasso D’Oro International Award (Farm To Fork nominated)
  • 2015 – Guelph Mayor’s Award (nominated)
  • 2015 – University of Guelph Faculty Association Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2015 – Guelph Mercury 40 Under 40 (Farm To Fork co-founder – Danny Williamson)
  • 2015 – Guelph Mercury 40 Under 40 (Farm To Fork developers – Corey Alexander, Oliver Cook, and Lee-Jay Cluskey-Belanger)
  • 2015 – Emilie Hayes Community Partnership award (awarded to the Farm To Fork community partners – Kate Vsetula and Lisa Needham)
  • 2015 – Be The Change award (awarded to the Farm To Fork developers – Corey Alexander, Oliver Cook, and Lee-Jay Cluskey-Belanger)
  • 2014 – OakTree Project (Farm To Fork nominated)
  • 2014 – Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award (nominated)
  • 2014 – Discovery Event Young Entrepreneurs Zone (in-kind award for Farm To Fork)
  • 2014 – The Big Show Top 15 (cash and in-kind award for Farm To Fork)
  • 2014 – Guelph Mercury 40 Under 40 Award
  • 2013 – School of Computer Science Professor of the Year Award
  • 2013 – TasteReal Field Dinner Award (cash award for Farm To Fork)
  • 2009 – OAC Class of ’60 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
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