Other ASTech Awards
Society often wonders how science and research impact our everyday life. Turning on the tap for a glass of water allows you to experience the research contributions of Dr Miodrag (Mike) Belosevic. The biological sciences professor and international leader in enteric protozoology has had a direct impact on improving drinking water quality and public health worldwide. For this effort, Dr Belosevic was recently awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Applied Technology and Innovation Award by the Alberta Science and Technology (ASTech) Leadership Awards Foundation.
Original: Faculty of Science
Numerous other awards are handed out at the yearly ASTech Awards Gala. Among the people affiliated with the University of Alberta who have been recipients of these awards are:
John Acorn and his company Great North Productions were the recipients of the 1998 ASTech Excellence in Science and Technology Journalism Prize. The focus of this prize alternates each year between a prize for journalism for the general public and journalism in specialized publications. The prize can be awarded to an individual or a team for journalism that reaches a large general public audience. John Acorn earned a BSc in 1980 and an MSc in 1988 from the University of Alberta.
Miodrag (Mike) Belosevic
Dr Belosevic, a professor in the University of Alberta's Department of Biological Sciences, was the 2003 recipient of the ASTech Outstanding Leadership in Applied Technology and Innovation Award. This award is presented to an individual or team of individuals who have demonstrated leadership and innovation. The individual or group will have made a significant contribution through the discovery, application, or implementation of technology products or processes.