This afternoon I had the pleasure of attending the annual Teaching, Research, and Service Awards ceremony for our Faculty of Social Sciences here at the University of Victoria. Our Dean, Peter Keller, does a great job with this event. I was especially grateful for the food, as I'd missed out on lunch today!
However, the real highlight was the presentation of the Research Award to my colleague, Kees van Kooten. Kees is an outstanding researcher who holds a (Tier 1) Canada Research Chair in our department, and the award was both richly deserved and long overdue.