Teaching Excellence Award - Legacy Gallery
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
Albert Einstein, 1940
This website is devoted to the celebration of outstanding teaching, and to the UFV faculty who have mastered the art of awakening the joy of learning within their students.
Our university harbours a great many teachers whose interactions with their students are transformational. Chief among them are the faculty chosen annually by both students and colleagues to receive the Teaching Excellence Award, an award UFV has been conferring since 2000.
In the hope of capturing some of the expertise of these skilled practitioners, they were asked to share some of their experiences, hard-won insights, and even some advice, all as resources for their colleagues. Although some of these faculty have retired or moved to jobs elsewhere, they all generously agreed to participate in this “legacy” project.
What you will find here are brief video excerpts from interviews with each of the recipients of UFV’s Teaching Excellence Award. In addition, most have provided their statement of teaching philosophy as well as a sample assignment which has elicited excellent work from their students. When possible, the video of the presentation of their award at convocation, including the Dean’s tribute, has also been included.
Please explore the site. These faculty have so much to offer to willing learners.
Legacy Gallery Videos
2017 Cherie Enns, Geography and the Environment, Global Development Studies
2016 Ian Affleck, Mathematics and Statistics
2015 Martha Dow, Social Cultural & Media Studies
2014 Andrea Hughes, Psychology
2013 Linda Pardy, Adult Education, Communications
2012 Sheryl MacMath, Teacher Education Program
2011 Chris Bertram, Kinesiology and Physical Education
2010 Glen Baier, Philosophy
2009 Sven van de Wetering
2008 Adrienne Chan, Social Work
2007 Elvira Warner, Nursing
2006 George Melzer, Child & Youth Care, Early Childhood Education
2005 Wendy Burton, Adult Education
2004 Greg Anderson, Kinesiology and Physical Education
2003 Katherine Watson, Social Cultural & Media Studies
2001 Darryl Plecas, Criminology, Abbotsford MLA
2000 George McGuire, Physics