Recipients of the 2020 Provost's Awards for Excellence in Teaching Design and Practice

April 16, 2020 - 5:00am

The following announcement was made by Dr. Carol Stuart, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, on April 2. Congratulations to the recipients!

It is my great pleasure to announce the 2020 winners of the Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Design and Practice.

  • Teaching Design and Practice that Focuses on Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being: Les Malbon (Sport, Health and Physical Education, Faculty of Education)
  • Teaching Design and Practice that Employs Experiential Learning: Jessica Gemella (Horticulture Technician Program, Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology)
  • Teaching Design and Practice that Employs Innovative Practices for Student Learning: Dr. Carmen Lavoie (Social Work, Faculty of Health and Human Services)
  •  Teaching Design and Practice that Employs Active Learning: David Sufrin (Education, Faculty of Education)

I thank all of the faculty who stood for nomination, and all those who worked to prepare the nomination packages.

Also, my thanks to the selection committee: David Bigelow, David Drury, Stuart Kimoto, Guy Le Masurier, Lisa Lewis, Timothy Lewis, Jocelyne Praud, Leif Rasmussen, Robert Willis and Ross MacKay (Chair). Their service and due diligence in this process is greatly appreciated.

I look forward to fall when we will celebrate in-person with these exceptional colleagues at the annual VIU awards celebration. In the meantime, please reach out via email to extend your congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Design and Practice. They are another reason I am proud to be a VIU community member.

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