The Celebration of Teaching Excellence will take place on Wednesday, April 4 at 4:00 p.m. in the Lady Eaton College Pit. This annual ceremony provides an opportunity for the Trent University community to come together and celebrate our internal teaching award recipients. Presentations will begin at 4:15 p.m. All are welcome.
Internal Teaching Award Recipients
Symons Award For Excellence In Teaching
Professor Emeritus Tom Hutchinson, who teaches in the Environmental and Resource Studies Program, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching. In receiving this award, Professor Hutchinson is recognized for the unique educational opportunities he has provided in the study, observation and practice of sustainable agriculture. Professor Hutchinson is also recognized for the exemplary concern he exhibits in many ways, including his enthusiasm about his students, about their work and their research, and through his generosity of granting students access to his farm property to complete their research and xperiments. Professor Hutchinson will receive his framed award at the spring Convocation and will also be honoured at the Celebration of Teaching Excellence.
Award For Educational Leadership And Innovation
Professor Jocelyn Williams, an Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Award for Educational Leadership and Innovation. In receiving this award, Professor Williams is recognized for the distinctive contribution she has made to both the undergraduate and graduate Anthropology programs at Trent, the impact of her innovative methods of instruction, and her effective communication with students. Her commitment to teaching is further reflected in the receipt of grants for teaching innovations, active participation in professional development opportunities, and the sharing of pedagogical strategies with faculty colleagues both within her department and within the broader instructional community. Professor Williams will receive her award at the Celebration of Teaching Excellence.
Excellence In Teaching Assistance Award
Mr. Evan Senkiw, a graduate student teaching assistant for the Politics Department, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Assistance Award. In receiving this award, Mr. Senkiw is recognized as a skilled and passionate teaching assistant, one who guides his students in learning difficult concepts and helps his students build self confidence within the classroom and in the academic work that they complete. Mr. Senkiw will receive his award at the Celebration of Teaching Excellence.
CUPE Award For Excellence In Part-Time Teaching
Mr. Jose Miguel Garcia Ramirez, a course instructor in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department has been named the 2012 recipient for the CUPE 3908-1 Award for Excellence in Teaching. In receiving this award, Mr. Garcia Ramirez is recognized as an outstanding teacher and educator who plays a major role in his students' understanding of the content, contextualization of class material and appreciation of the Spanish culture and language. Mr. Garcia Ramirez will receive his award at the Celebration of Teaching Excellence.
For more information please contact the Instructional Development Centre (705) 748-1011 ext. 7254 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed information about this year’s and previous award winning teachers can be found online at www.trentu.ca/teaching.