Environmental Resource Studies
- Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching (1984-85)
Dr. Robert Page was a professor of History at Trent until he joined the Environmental and Resource Studies program when it emerged in 1970. He taught Canadian Resource Development and was the department and program head of Environmental and Resource Studies and of Canadian Heritage and Development Studies with the Frost Centre. While at Trent he was also coordinator of the Canadian Studies Program, director of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and chair of the Canadian Environmental Advisory Council.
Prof. Page won the 1984 Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching for “encouraging students to pursue individual interests while providing necessary direction”. A student member of the 1984 Symons Award selection committee said that what distinguished letters about Prof. Page from those about other candidates was the description of Prof. Page’s “exemplary teaching ability, characterized by his encouragement of independent initiative combined with a willingness to give direction.”
Prof. Page received his B.A. and M.A. from Queen's University and a D. Phil from Oxford University.