2011 Excellence in Teaching Award Winners
The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies congratulates the 2011 winners of the annual Excellence in Teaching Award.
For more than twenty years, we have honoured exceptional instructors who deliver outstanding learning experiences. They exemplify teaching excellence by their ability to engage and inspire learners while imparting their expertise. We look forward to formally recognizing their achievements at an awards celebration on December 8th.
This year’s Excellence in Teaching Award winners are:
Business and Professional Studies
His students repeatedly praise not just the clarity and directness of his teaching approach, but the relevance and applicability of what they have learned.
“David is able to communicate key concepts not just from a theoretical standpoint but also in terms of industry practice. He makes the overall learning experience both enjoyable and valuable in my day-to-day activities.”
An award-winning novelist, she has an infectious enthusiasm for the craft of writing and unwavering support for the developing skills of her students.
“In Kim’s class, I found myself taking a big step forward in my writing – taking more chances, and finding a kind of courage I didn’t think I had.”
Robert (Ted) Mounsteven
English Language Program
Dedicated, organized and patient – these are the characteristics that are consistently used to describe Ted, who teaches in both our part-time and intensive English Language Program.
“Ted’s explanations about Business Writing were always precise and easy to understand. He was enormously patient and tireless in helping us to become better professionals.”
Arts & Science
A passionate, insightful, and thought-provoking instructor, he imparts knowledge and enthusiasm for Greek and Roman literature and culture in ways that clearly resonate with students.
“Dr Sweet gladly welcomes questions and discussion and manages to make ancient texts relevant to our contemporary world. I will regret the day when I run out of courses taught by him.”
Languages & Translation
For nearly 17 years, he has been teaching adults not only to conjugate Italian verbs, but to open themselves up to the rich potential of Italian cultural and linguistic expression.
“Tiziano is one of the teachers you rarely encounter in your life who helps you find your inner motivation and stamina. I always left the class with a feeling that I had accomplished something.”
On behalf of the extended School of Continuing Studies community, we offer our congratulations to this year’s winners.