2012 CPSA Prize for Teaching Excellence
Winner: Heather Smith, University of Northern British Columbia
Excerpt from jury report: Heather Smith’s entire application exudes her passion for teaching. This passion is substantiated by previous administrative teaching and learning positions, numerous awards to date including the prestigious National 3M Teaching Award and an interactive teaching approach, inspired by critical feminist philosophy. Heather Smith demonstrates a profound familiarity with research on pedagogy, and a real effort to integrate this into not only her teaching practices, but also into her teaching development activities. Heather Smith’s contribution to teaching goes beyond the experiences she provides for her students but also to the wider academic community not only through workshops and conference presentations but also through scholarship on teaching and learning.