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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
April 16, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence

Formerly known as the Outstanding Teacher Award, the WLU Award of Teaching Excellence recognizes one full-time faculty member and one part-time CAS member each year. This award is presented at convocation at which time a citation is read and the recipient is honoured.

2013 Full-time Faculty Recipient


Rob Milne, of the faculty of Geography and Environmental Studies, was recognized for his extensive teaching dossier of 17 courses and teaching more than 8,700 students from 2003 - 2012, the quality of his online course development, outstanding teacher evaluations and his strong knowledge of ecology and environmental studies. Milne tries to relate to students on an individual basis and considers how that student wants and needs to learn.

2013 Part-time Contract Academic Staff Recipient


Duane Heide is known for his outstanding small-group teaching, curriculum development and an integrated teaching style. Heide uses a hands-on approach providing students a chance to use math manipulatives: blocks and volume containers to engage with the material.  He tries to support and inspire students to enjoy teaching math and teaches them methods that they can use in their practicums.