International Development Studies
- Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching (2003-04)
Dr. Eric Helleiner is an adjunct professor of International Development Studies at Trent University. His research interests include international political economy and he has published numerous book chapters and journals. He is also the author of The Making of National Money: Territorial Currencies in Historical Perspective.
“His dedication to his students extends well beyond the classroom,” one of Prof. Helleiner’s Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching nominators said of his teaching. “He is always happy to provide advice, whether it is on an essay or on future paths to follow. I can’t imagine my Trent experience without Prof. Hellenier.”
Another nominator stated that Prof. Hellenier’s approach to teaching embodies the qualities that a professor should have in order to communicate effectively with students – passion, erudition and humility.
As well as being awarded the Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching, Prof. Hellenier held a prestigious Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy. He has a B.A. from the University of Toronto and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.