Each year, COMPSA chooses one student who has shown excpetional athletic ability to recieive the Athlete of the Year award.
Nature of the Award
The award shall go to a member of COMPSA who has been an active participant in COMPSA athletics.
The Athlete of the Year Award shall be selected by a vote of Council in a closed session, with recommendations from the Communications Commissioner, the Associations Athletics Representative, being taken into serious consideration.
Presentation of the Award
This award is presented to its recipient near the end of each year by the President and Communications Commissioner (Athletics Rep) at the End of the Year Banquet.
- 2010–2011: Gordon Krull
- 2009–2010: Daniel Basilio
- 2008–2009: Ashwin Balu
- 2007–2008: Ashwin Balu
- 2006–2007: Rob Denroche
Howard Staveley started working at Queen’s University in 1966. He became an adjunct instructor for the department of Computing and Information Science at Queen’s University in 1982 and continued teaching until the winter term of 1996. He also held the position of Manager of Information Systems in Computing Services from 1982 until 1996. Howard passed away in 1996 at the age of 52, in the midst of a successful career. He has been sorely missed by his many friends at Queen’s. In 1997, an annual award was created in his memory.
Howard consistently earned outstanding evaluations from his classes, and established a standard for teaching excellence. Students loved Howard because he was a great instructor who loved teaching. He was not a teacher by profession—he took on the role over and above his full-time job with Queen’s Computing and Communication Services (now called Information Technology Services). Howard brought to his classes his own enthusiasm, his respect for the students, and his appreciation for the humanity in the science. Nominees should demonstrate the same love and enthusiasm for teaching, care for students, and outstanding feedback from students as Howard did.
Each year the undergraduate students in the Department of Computing and Information Science nominate and choose an instructor to receive the Howard Staveley Teaching Award.
The Howard Staveley Teaching Award is presented during the Undergraduate Reception which is held at the end of every academic year. The recipient’s name is engraved on the Howard Staveley Teaching Award plaque which is displayed in a glass case located in the foyer on the 5th floor of Goodwin Hall.
Presentation of the Award
The award is presented at a student/faculty gathering near the end of the winter term. This is done in conjunction with a faculty teaching award.
- 2010–2011: Nick Graham (Honourable Mentions: Dorothea Blostein, Dave Dove)
- 2009–2010: Dave Dove (Honourable Mentions: James Cordy, Doug Wightman)
- 2008–2009: Gabor Fichtinger (Honourable Mentions: Dorothea Blostein, Alan McLeod)
- 2007–2008: Juergen Dingel
- 2006–2007: Selim G. Akl (Honourable Mention: Margaret Lamb)
- 2005–2006: Hagit Shatkay (Honourable Mention: Selim G. Akl)
- 2004–2005: James Stewart
- 2003–2004: Selim G. Akl (Honourable Mentions: Parvin Mousavi, James Stewart)
- 2002–2003: Michael Levison
- 2001–2002: Margaret Lamb
- 2000–2001: Burton Ma (Honourable Mentions: Ed Lank, Michael Levison, Wendy Powley)
- 1999–2000: Dorothea Blostein (Honourable Mentions: Robin Dawes, Michael Levison, Burton Ma)
- 1998–1999: Pat Martin
- 1997–1998: Robin Dawes
Each year, two recipients are chosen for the COMPSA President’s Award, to be presented at the End of Year Banquet. One recipient will be the member of Council who the President feels has most contributed to the betterment of the University experience for COMPSA members through their dedication and initiative. One recipient may be any member of COMPSA who has demonstrated spirit and enthusiasm for everything COMPSA.
- 2012–2013: Erin Gallagher & Leif Raptis-Firsth
- 2011–2012: Maggie Laidlaw & Leah Robert
- 2010–2011: Adam Ali & Brian Gudmundsson
- 2009–2010: Eril Berkok & Rob Staalduinen
- 2008–2009: Kendric Wang & Wesley Wong
- 2007–2008: Melissa Trezise & Anson Herriotts
- 2006–2007: Amy Hwang & Aran Donahue