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Richard T. Burton

(Mechanical Engineering 1974-2012)

Richard Burton has been a model teacher-scholar during his thirty-eight years of service. During this period, he taught over twenty undergraduate and graduate courses and supervised the research of over 70 graduate students. His scholarly focus has been on hydraulics, fluid power systems including control and design of fluid power valves. He served as Assistant Dean of undergraduate programs for five years. He has served as Chair of Fluid Power and Systems Technology group of American Society of Mechanical Engineers and was one of the founding members of the Fluid Power Network International. Along with his colleagues and students, he introduced artificial intelligence concepts to the fluid power area. Richard has served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Centre of Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, an American network of five universities involved with fluid power. Prior to his retirement, Richard was honoured with Fellow of ASME (2004) and R.E.Koski Medal of ASME (2011). He continues to serve the Mechanical Engineering profession as a member of the Canadian Accreditation Board. Since his retirement, Richard received such recognitions as: Joseph Bramah Medal (2013) of Institute of Mechanical Engineering England and Outstanding Achievement Award (2014) of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan. Richard maintains continuing professional involvement as student research supervisor, academic review committee member of APEGS as well as in the activities of ASME and CCEFP.

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Dennis Gorecki

(Pharmacy and Nutrition 1982-2012)

Dennis Gorecki’s research focus has been on drug design, pharmaceutical analysis and drug and dietary supplement standards. He has served as Chair of the Blueprint for Pharmacy Steering Committee and the Drug Advisory Committee of Saskatchewan. As an academic leader, Dennis served as the Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition for 11 years. Throughout his scholarly and professional career, Dennis played a key role in strengthening professional linkages for scholars in Pharmacy and Nutrition. Through his service on the Blueprint for Pharmacy Steering Committee (2010-2014), Dennis facilitated the achievement of many practice research and innovative practice projects, as well as educational projects and the development of practice tools that will ultimately enhance the pharmacy profession. Prior to his retirement, Dennis received the Honorary Life Membership (2010) of the Canadian Pharmacists Association. In 2014, Dennis was recognized as one of 100 Alumni of Influence in the history of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Saskatchewan. In 2015, he received the Meritorious Service Award of Canadian Pharmacists Association for being “a key visionary in setting directions for the future of the health workforce in Canada”. Since retirement, Dennis remains professionally active through publications in journals, supervision of students, presentation of workshops and lectures in international fora focusing on natural medicine, providing regulatory guidance on dietary supplements, herbal medicine and various non-prescription drugs as well as serving on accreditation teams of Canadian Council on Academic Pharmacy Programs.

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Faye Kernan

(Western College of Veterinary Medicine 1967-1990)

Faye Kernan was the first pharmacist to work at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Canada. As a pharmacy professional, Faye communicated with all the professionals in Veterinary Medicine the importance of the key role that a pharmacist can play in the team of veterinarians developing care strategies and protocols in veterinary medicine (Canadian Veterinary Journal, 1977). Her contribution to the research of veterinary medicine academics and professionals has been acknowledged in a number of scholarly articles. Shortly before her retirement, Faye presented at the 7th biennial conference (1990) of the American Academy of Pharmacology Therapeutics her experience as a hospital pharmacist in the paper – Current Issues and viewpoints in Veterinary Pharmacology: A Pharmacist’s Perspective. She was a founding member of the Society for Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists, an organization of professionals in Canada and the U.S. In 2011, Faye received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists. Besides her service as a pharmacy professional, Faye has contributed more than two decades of active service to the U of S Retirees Association.