J. W. George Ivany Internationalization Award - Fall 2010
Michiel (Mike) Grevers joined the U of S as co-ordinator of the Departmental Facilities and Programs, Department of Soil Science in 1979. He has taught diploma, degree and graduate courses, done research in soil management, published some 50 articles, and developed international programs. In 2000, Grevers was involved in an exchange program with the Hokaido Research Station in Japan and participated in a study abroad program in Guatemala. In 2001, he began work in Ethiopia. Initially a participant in a CIDA-funded project focused on agricultural practices in tropical conditions, he went on to spend seven years as Canadian project director. This work has seen Grevers and other U of S faculty members train Ethiopian faculty and students in effective agricultural practices.