April 29, 2021
Professor wins 2021 Teaching Award
Professor Fenner Stewart has won a 2021 Students' Union Teaching Excellence Award, his first since joining UCalgary in 2014.
The SU has been honouring outstanding teaching at the university since 1975, with the Teaching Excellence Awards being handed out in their current form for the first time in 1984. From the start, the awards were intended to provide students with the opportunity to give feedback on the quality of university instruction. They have contributed to teaching excellence remaining a key priority for the institution, exemplified by the Eyes High vision to enrich the quality and breadth of learning at the University of Calgary.
I was touched when my students nominated me for this teaching award. I did my best to treat each of them with love and kindness during this horrible time. I felt a connection with them, and it looks like they felt the same way. More than anything, I am glad of this.