Subramanian and Israel Win Faculty and Staff Awards 2022


The annual OAC Faculty and Staff Awards were presented at the OAC Welcome Back BBQ held on September 20, 2022. 

OAC Alumni Association Distinguished Researcher Award

The distinguished research award recognizes outstanding research accomplishments by an OAC faculty member. The 2022 recipient:

Dr. Jay Subramanian, Department of Plant Agriculture

Jay has made significant and sustained contributions to Ontario and Canadian agriculture, in the area of stone fruit breeding research. He has developed 14 new varieties, which is a tremendous achievement for perennial crops. Jay has an impressive publication record, his 100+ articles appear in leading scientific journals with high impact factors. He has written 12 book chapters, co-edited 3 books, trained 17 graduate students and several post-docs who have attained leadership and faculty positions. 

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Jay Subramanian and Rene VanAcker


Staff recipients with over 10 years of service

The annual OAC Outstanding Staff Recognition Awards were presented at the OAC Welcome Back BBQ held on September 20, 2022. These staff awards recognize excellent work performance, willingness to help others, contributions toward the betterment of workplace operations, and efforts in making OAC a better place to work overall. The recipients of these awards are nominated by their colleagues. Congratulations to all recipients!

Tara Israel; Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Plant Agriculture
Tara is known for taking pride in her work and being a team player. She is described as passionate, reliable, hardworking, approachable, empathetic to students and always willing to lend a hand. One of Tara's nominators had this to say:

“I cannot imagine a colleague and person more deserving of being awarded the OAC Outstanding Staff Recognition Award than Tara. She is truly deserving of such a recognition as a staff member outstanding in her field!”

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Tara Israel and Rene VanAcker