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Legendary Professor Joanne O'Meara honoured by Classical Mythology class

Joanne O'Meara and John Walsh during Legendary people presentation in class room

Near the end of the each semester in his Classical Mythology (CLAS*2000) class, Professor John Walsh asks his students to nominate people on campus who have made a difference in their lives. He honours these 'legends' with a celebration in class; including prizes, photo ops and lots of cheering.

Joanne O'Meara named 2019 3M National Teaching Fellowship!

Joanne O’Meara consistently receives accolades from her students for her enthusiasm and passion for teaching, and for her ability to make physics accessible and engaging. Her pioneering work in using active-learning techniques in her classes and her willingness to explore and share new teaching ideas have revolutionized the teaching of Physics at Guelph and across Canada.

Sessional Lecturer Josh Mogyoros a recipient of the Residence Students' Favorite Fall Professor distinction

This past fall, University of Guelph Student Housing Services invited students residing in residence halls across campus (over 4500 students) to nominate their favourite Fall Semester professors.

Josh Mogyoros was nominated by a significant number of students and is a recipient of Fall 2018's "Residence Students' Favourite Fall Professor" distinction for positively impacting the academic experience at Guelph. Asked why they nominated Mr. Mogyoros as their favourite professor, one student wrote:

Professor Joanne O'Meara a recipient of the Residence Students' Favorite Fall Professor distinction

This past fall, University of Guelph Student Housing Services invited students residing in residence halls across campus (over 4500 students) to nominate their favourite Fall Semester professors.

Professor Joanne O'Meara was nominated by a significant number of students and is co-recipient of Fall 2017's "Residence Students' Favourite Fall Professor" distinction for positively impacting the academic experience at Guelph. Asked why they nominated Professor O'Meara as their favourite professor, one student wrote:

Professor Martin Williams awarded the 2017 CAP Medal for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Physics

Congratulations to Professor Martin Williams on being awarded the 2017 CAP Medal for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Physics! The award recognizes Professor Williams for "his exceptional ability to lead students to high academic achievements in physics through excellence and innovation in teaching and mentoring, for his contribution to curriculum design inspired by the results of Physics Education Research, and for his leadership in promoting the adoption of innovative research-based instructional strategies within the Canadian physics education community."

Alumnus Mats Selen named 2016 U.S. Professor of the Year

 

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Mats Selen named 2016 U.S. Professor of the Year.
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Congratulations to alumnus Mats Selen on being named 2016 U.S. Professor of the Year by Carnegie Foundation and Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)! Mats Selen is being recognized as the Outstanding Doctoral and Research Universities Professor.

Guelph Alumnus James Ball receives the Irwin Talesnick award for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to James Ball on winning the Irwin Talesnick Award for Excellence in Teaching! James Ball, currently a physics teacher at Guelph's John F. Ross CVI, completed a Bachelor of Science in 1985 and a Masters of Science degree in 1987 at the University of Guelph (Department of Physics).

The award, from the Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario (STAO), recognizes one teacher annually for unique and extraordinary accomplishments in teaching science to students in the province.

University of Guelph Physics Alumnus, Glenn Wagner MSc Guelph 1994, is one of 50 international finalists for the Global Teacher Prize

Glenn Wagner, a science and mathematics teacher at a high school in Fergus, is one of 50 people in the running for the Global Teacher Prize.

The Global Teacher Prize is a one million dollar prize awarded annually by the Varkey Foundation to "a super-special teacher", or as the tagline on Global Teacher Prize website says: "$1 Million to Celebrate One Outstanding Teacher".

The Top 10 will be announced in mid-February 2015 and the winner of the Global Teacher Prize will be announced at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai on 16th March 2015.

Martin Williams - Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching F14

Congratulations to Dr. Martin Williams. He will be awarded the Distinguished Professor Award for Innovation in Teaching. at the Annual University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA) Teaching Awards & New Member Reception to be held October 16, 2014. The recipients of these awards are selected from nominations made by students and colleagues in recognition of their impressive contributions to University teaching and library services.

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