USSU Teaching Excellence Awards

The College of Kinesiology was well represented among the winners of the USSU Teaching Excellence Awards.

The USSU Teaching Excellence Awards recognizes professors and Teaching Assistants who demonstrate teaching excellence at the University of Saskatchewan.

Students evaluate teachers and their environment in a number of ways; three important areas include enthusiasm, organization, and fairness of evaluation. The culmination of these aspects leads to an environment where students feel free to explore, critique, grow, and become leaders.

Awards are presented at a ceremony in March, however, due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, the ceremony has been cancelled this year.

Three members from the College of Kinesiology were selected as winners this year.

Teaching Excellence Award

Selected by students, the Teaching Excellence Award recognizes those who have demonstrated enthusiasm, organization, and fairness in evaluation, providing exceptional commitment and support to their classrooms. The 2019-20 recipients from the College of Kinesiology are:

Louise Humbert

"I love to teach, and it is a privilege to work with U of S students. It is a great honour to receive a teaching award that is selected by students."

Shannon Forrester
"It is an absolute honour to receive the USSU Teaching Excellence Award. A big thank you to my Term 1 KIN 226 students, as it is the students and teacher collectively who create the learning environment and this was a phenomenal group!"

Instructional Support Award

This award honours outstanding delivery of instructional support at the University of Saskatchewan and serves to recognize the importance Academic Advising has on enhancing the student experience. The 2019-20 recipient is:

Eric Pitman
“Being selected for the USSU Instructional Support Award as a Kinesiology lab Teaching Assistant is a big thumbs up! I’m thankful for opportunities to express myself and be creative while teaching. It’s my goal to convey the learning objectives in a way that students can easily remember and have fun!"

For a full list of winners, please click here.


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