Posted May 27 , 2013


Carleton Professors Honoured with 2013 Capital Educator’s Awards

Ottawa - Carleton University is proud to announce that Carter Elwood from the Department of History and Craig Bennell from the Department of Psychology, have been awarded 2013 Capital Educators’ Awards.

The awards were presented during EduGala 2013 on Thursday, May 23. Elwood and Bennell were among 62 finalists from elementary, secondary and post-secondary institutions in the Ottawa area.

A Carleton student who nominated Elwood noted that many students appreciated his creative approach to teaching. “He has an uncanny and unmatched storytelling ability that makes history come alive and we, as his students, are part of that process,’’ said his nominator.

One of the students who nominated Bennell emphasized “his true care for educating students by creating a positive learning environment for everyone in his class.” The nomination also highlighted his contagious passion, his energy and his presence in the classroom and how much he is able to give back to everyone around him.

The Capital Educators’ Awards recognize the achievements of outstanding educators and celebrates public education in the community – across the entire spectrum, from kindergarten to PhD. Anyone can submit a nomination and finalists are selected by participating institutions. A community panel of judges selects the 16 award recipients from a list of 62 finalists based on the nominations submitted.

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