Established in 1993, the Outstanding Teaching Awards highlight the value the Faculty places on excellence in teaching. Recipients are selected based on nominations by peers and students.
On April 19, Professor Sarah Wakefield was awarded a 2018 Outstanding Teaching Award, presented by David Cameron, dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science.
Wakefield is highly regarded for her new ideas and commitment to creating inclusive teaching environments that provide multiple ways of engaging. Wakefield also developed an ICM that offered students the opportunity to visit the Six Nations of the Grand River and engage in a dialogue about health and well-being in the community. Her students praise her for her commitment to creating critical, thoughtful, and equitable learning spaces. In the words of one: “Her sheer passion, enthusiasm, knowledge, and pedagogical approach have not only inspired me, but just about every other student I know who has had the privilege of taking one of her courses.” As the director of University College’s Health Studies program, she revised the curriculum to incorporate more community-engagement and experiential learning opportunities, and has continuously worked to improve the student experience in myriad ways.
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