Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine (PhD), Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, has been selected for the Distinguished Researcher Award. Dr. Muhajarine will be receiving this award during the Fall Convocation ceremonies next week. Submitted photo.

2019 Fall Convocation award recipients

More than 900 degrees, diplomas and certificates will be awarded to University of Saskatchewan (USask) students at the annual Fall Convocation ceremonies on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Merlis Belsher Place.

In addition to celebrating USask student excellence and awarding degrees to graduates at the 9 am and 2 pm ceremonies, a number of prestigious faculty awards will also be announced, including the Master Teacher Award and the Distinguished Researcher Award. The university will also award an honorary degree as well as an earned doctorate at this year’s convocation celebration.

Nazeem Muhajarine

Distinguished Researcher Award

Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine (PhD), professor and former head of the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at USask, is one of Canada’s most accomplished population health researchers and has been a driver of change to promote better health for more than two decades.

Muhajarine leads a Global Affairs Canada program in Mozambique focusing on reducing maternal mortality and improving infant health, and played a major role in the development of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, co-authoring its Healthy Populations report (2010). He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation’s Achievement Award (2009) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Knowledge Translation Award (2006).

Muhajarine is the author of a prolific body of publications, including 153 peer-reviewed papers, 22 book chapters, two peer-reviewed books, and 70 technical reports. He was instrumental in establishing two highly successful research units of national significance at USask—the Community-University Institute for Social Research, and the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit, for which he currently serves as director.

To read more about the faculty awards, visit the university news site.