May 31, 2019Print | PDF
Good afternoon everyone and thank you for joining us today at the 2019 Teaching Awards Ceremony.
In 2017, we renamed these awards the Donald F. Morgenson awards to honour the legacy of a beloved Laurier professor who passed away that same year.
Dr. Don Morgenson came to Laurier for a ‘brief stint’ in 1960 and never left, teaching in the psychology department for 56 years and inspiring generations of students.
When reflecting on more than half a century of teaching, Don once said “even as a teacher, my students have taught me infinitely more than I have taught them.”
Our winners today all bring their own unique strengths into the classroom. They have:
Modeled educational leadership, both in the local community and abroad
Employed creativity to transform the student experience
Developed exceptional international opportunities for our students
Incorporated technology into the classroom to provide powerful learning opportunities
Proactively evolved their pedagogy to meet student needs
Congratulations to all of our winners. Your dedication to teaching and mentoring is why Laurier is renowned for its exceptional student experience.
It is the authentic relationships between faculty and students that shape a student-focused university and I am inspired by the work that you do every day here at Laurier.
I would now like to welcome Joseph Beer, Director: Teaching, Learning and Development, who will lead our awards ceremony.
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