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:
"Dr. O'Meara completely changed the way I learn physics. She has an extraordinary way of simplifying concepts that students typically find difficult. Her lectures are engaging and she is always prepared and organized. One of the best instructors I have ever had in my life. The amount of physics I learned in her class was more than what I learned in all of my high school physics classes. Simply awesome!"