Shirley Ida Williams nee Pheasant
- Award for Educational Leadership and Innovation (2015-2016)
Elder Shirley Ida Williams nee Pheasant, a Professor Emeritus and Instructor in Indigenous Studies, has been named the 2016 recipient of the CUPE 3908-1 Award for Excellence in Teaching. In receiving this award, Elder Williams nee Pheasant is recognized as an engaging educator whose caring, patient, and positive approach to teaching fosters a warm, welcoming, and inspiring learning environment for students. She is lauded for the ways in which her teaching creates powerful spaces in which language and knowledge is imparted to younger generations and where students feel comfortable, motivated, and supported.