3M Canada Teaching Fellowships
Dr Brenda Cameron, who earned the U of A’s Rutherford Award for Teaching Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2000, speaks passionately about teaching and research, and her excitement about the 3M award. “Teaching is very integral to nursing, and the other way around--because as a nurse you’re always teaching people how to live with diabetes, or how to properly care for their new baby, or maybe how to motivate someone to cut down on smoking or not do things that are dangerous for them. I think I’m very fortunate to be part of a profession that has teaching so integral to it,” she said.
A University of Alberta philosopher and a mathematician have been awarded the prestigious 3M Canada Teaching Fellowship, bringing U of A's total of 3M Fellowships to 26, more than any other university in the country. Dr David Kahane, from the Department of Philosophy, and Dr Anthony Lau from the Department of Mathematics have been honoured for their leadership and excellence in undergraduate teaching. It is the only award of its kind in Canada.
Established in 1986 and sponsored by 3M Canada and the Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, the 3M Canada Teaching Fellowships recognize and reward teaching excellence as well as educational leadership.
Up to ten university faculty members are recognized annually for their exceptional contributions to teaching and learning. Fellows are scattered throughout Canada and represent a broad range of disciplines. They work collaboratively as well as individually to enhance learning and teaching, not only at their own institutions, but also through larger collaborative initiatives supported by the Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Faculty at the University of Alberta have now earned a total of 28 3M Fellowships, more than any other university in Canada.
Frank Robinson, Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science
Ivan Steiner, Family Medicine
David Kahane, Philosophy
Anthony Lau, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Brenda Cameron, Nursing
Joan Loomis, Physical Therapy
Jeanette Boman, Nursing
Erhan Erkut, Finance and Management Science
Andy Liu, Mathematics and Statistical Sciences
Mick Price, Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science
Anil Walji, Anatomy
M. Anne Naeth, Renewable Resources
Margaret-Ann Armour, Chemistry
David Cass, Biological Sciences
David Cook, Pharmacology
Michael Roeder, Music
John Hoddinott, Biological Sciences
Frank Aheme, Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science
Olive Yonge, Nursing
Rosemary Nielsen, History and Classics
Fred Vermeulen, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graham Fishburne, Elementary Education
Jim Newton, Accounting and Management Information Systems
Manfred Prokop, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
Lois Stanford, Linguistics
Joe Kuspira, Biological Sciences
Ray Rasmussen, Strategic Management and Organization
Roger Beck, Marketing and Economic Analysis