John DeDourek   2007 Distinguished Service Award Recipient

John DeDourek has made a very significant difference to the Faculty of Computer Science and our students.  He is an excellent teacher.  In his career he has supervised one PhD thesis, 24 Master’s theses, 11 Master’s reports and in the last ten years alone has supervised 41 undergraduate theses and 97 undergraduate reports.

In the area of dissemination of knowledge, John has written four textbooks which have been published by McGraw-Hill.  These textbooks have been used widely as texts across the world.  In addition, he has published 17 research papers. 

John has a very thorough knowledge of many areas of Computer Science, and he has worked extensively with a number of industries in developing software.  Recently he was a key collaborator in the $2.2 million funded research project in Wireless Networking for Mobility. 

He and his research colleague, Bernd Kurz have attracted many students in the Computer Telephony Integration program and in the wireless technologies Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) project. 

John has always shown a willingness to provide advice and help where and when needed.  As a typical example, over the years he has taken it upon himself to conduct a daily monitoring of our network traffic as a voluntary service.  His discoveries of strange network behaviour have helped to keep the Faculty of Computer Science’s network running reliably since its establishment.

The Faculty is delighted that John is being honoured for his long and distinguished years of service to the UNB community.

Dr. Virendra Bhavsar, Dean, Computer Science

Dr. Jane Fritz, Associate Vice-President Academic (Learning Environment)

Dr. Bernd Kurz, retired Professor, Computer Science

Read by Dr. Virendra Bhavsar

April 10, 2007