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Trent University Professor David Poole Featured on the Cover of University Affairs Magazine

Thursday, March 25, 2004, Peterborough

The April 2004 edition of University Affairs magazine, featuring Trent University's Professor David Poole, has reached faculty, staff and students at 93 Canadian universities from coast to coast.

Prof. Poole, Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning and author of the textbook Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction, appears on the cover of the magazine and is quoted in the article "Foot soldiers of the scholarly press." This cover story features the experiences of professors who have written textbooks.

University Affairs is published 10 times a year by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and takes readers inside Canada's universities. Close to 24,500 subscribers nationwide will have the opportunity to read about Prof. Poole and how he came to write Linear Algebra.

"In my case, writing a textbook was almost an accident," says Prof. Poole, as quoted in the magazine. "I was frustrated that I couldn't find a textbook that fit the course I was teaching."

Photographs of Prof. Poole, also appear throughout the magazine and currently at

In 2003, Prof. Poole received a 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award. The award is given to individuals who not only excel in the teaching of their own courses, but also demonstrate an exceptionally high degree of leadership and commitment to the improvement of university teaching across disciplines.


For further information, please contact Prof. David Poole, 748-1011, Ext. 1358


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