Monday, 20 June 2011 15:06

SPARC researcher receives national recognition

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The Semi-Arid Prairie Research Centre's Dr. Ron DePauw won a Gold medal from the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC). Gary Corbett, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) made the noon-hour presentation at a ceremony June 20. 

DePauw is a Senior Research Scientist, SPARC, AAFC. Past winners of this award have included Nobel Peace Prize recipients.

From the PIPSC: "The award recognizes DePauw's outstanding contributions to Canada’s international reputation in agriculture and to improving the world’s most important food crop. His innovative work has had an impressive economic impact and resulted in numerous discoveries which have changed the nature of the wheat industry in Canada and abroad in terms of higher yields and disease and insect resistance.  He has played a leading role in developing some of the world’s best wheat varieties, which have boosted Canada’s agricultural industry and created new markets for farmers.

"The Professional Institute presents a Gold Medal Award each year to recognize and reward public service employees whose outstanding work has led to the improvement and enhancement of public well-being, and to promote a greater awareness of the role and value of professional public service employees both in Canada and globally. The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada is a national union representing some 60,000 professionals and scientists across Canada's public sector."
For more, read the story in the June 24th Prairie Post.

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