- Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance (2007/08)
Barry R. Best is known for his in-classroom work with undergraduate students in the use of chemical instrumentation. He has worked in an industrial research and development centre and has had various research and technician positions within the Department of Chemistry. His current position is as the Chemical and Instrumentation Technician/Demonstrator in the Department of Chemistry.
Mr. Best has been recognized as having “remarkable teaching skills,” a “broad knowledge base” and “professional mannerisms”. He consistently provides students with a solid understanding of chemical instrumentation and analysis. “Barry takes the time to explain to each student not only how the instrument works, but also why the instrument is useful and what the output means,” said one of his nominators for the Distinguished Teaching Award.
Mr. Best holds a B.Sc. from Trent University.