Dr. David Phipps awarded 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

December 18, 2012

Dr. David Phipps, a member of NeuroDevNet's Board of Directors, has been awarded the presitgious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubiliee Medal for his work in knowledge mobilization.

The executive director of Research and Innovation Services at York University, Dr. Phipps manages all research grants and contracts including knowledge and technology transfer. He was recognized in 2011 as the most influential knowledge mobilizer in Canada, and in 2011, York's Knowledge Mobilization Unit was awarded a best practice award from the Europe-based Knowledge Economy Network.

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals are awarded to individuals in tribute to their achievements and significant contributions to Canada. They are part of a global celebration of the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne. Dr. Phipps received his mdal in connection to Mitacs, a national research organization offering research and training programs to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Canada.

The Diamond Jubilee award ceremony took place in late November in Ottawa.