- Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching (2019)
Wesley Burr, an Assistant Professor in Mathematics, was named the 2019 recipient of the Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching. In receiving this award, Prof. Burr was recognized as a thoughtful, approachable, and attentive educator who stimulates curiosity and inspires and challenges students to do their best work in mathematics and statistics. Prof. Burr is lauded for his warmth, wisdom, compassion, and humour; his dynamic and interactive approaches to teaching; his demonstrated commitment to the success and wellbeing of every student; and his innovative development and use of technological tools and learning supports. His students also appreciate his kindness, patience, and humility; his concern, care, and respect for students; and how he regularly adapts his teaching style and the content of his courses to the individualized learning needs of the students.