Posted February 5, 2009
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Fellowship

3M Canada awards fellowship to top ten Canadian educators

LONDON - To celebrate and reward excellence in teaching and educational leadership at the post-secondary level, 3M Canada, in partnership with the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), today announced 2009's 10 recipients of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship.

"The quality and number of submissions are increasing," said Dr. Arshad Ahmad, Program Coordinator, 3M National Teaching Fellowships. "Since most dossiers fulfill all of the stated criteria, we consider how these educators extend their reach and impact beyond their discipline, beyond their institutions."

The annual award, the only one of its kind in Canada, is given to individuals who demonstrate an exceptionally high degree of leadership and commitment to the improvement of university teaching across the country. Currently, 238 3M National Teaching Fellows represent a broad range of academic disciplines from 45 Canadian universities.

"Our longstanding commitment to the program directly reflects the importance these awards have on teachers as well as universities," said Sue Romyn, Community Relations Manager, 3M Canada. "These are elite, exceptional individuals who deserve to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to education."


Recipients of the 2009 fellowships are:

- David Barnet University of Alberta
- Nick Bontis McMaster University
- Ken Cramer University of Windsor
- Carolyn Eyles McMaster University
- Sarah Keefer Trent University
- Glen Loppnow University of Alberta
- Sylvain Robert Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
- Hamzeh Roumani York University
- Baljit Singh University of Saskatchewan
- John Smol Queen's University

The award includes a citation and an invitation to participate in a four-day retreat to share past teaching experiences and discuss new ideas. 3M Canada and STLHE created the 3M National Teaching Fellowships in 1986. Up to 10 fellowships are awarded each year.

About the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) is a national association of academics and teaching and learning resource professionals from institutions of post-secondary education across Canada

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