10 McMaster professors recognized for excellence


Two individuals and a team of eight professors have been awarded the President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching for the year 2000.

Excellence in Instruction

David Kinsley*, Department of Religious Studies, is recognized for his development of thematic, cross-cultural courses for the first-year World Religions course. These courses have helped students gain a fresh view of their own culture, and develop a respect and sensitivity for the religions and practices of other cultures.

Richard Butler, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, is being recognized for his innovative approach to teaching and for developing learning resources, including videotapes and self-teaching modules. He is also noted for his sincere interest in student learning, participating in class and laboratory exercises, offering evening labs, extra classes and tutorials.

Excellence in Course or Resources Design

The team teaching the new cross-discipline Inquiry ISS3 course is being recognized in the area of course or resources design. Team members are: Stefania Miller, political science; Jim Rice, social work; Christopher Justice, gerontology; Sheila Sammon, social work; Carl Cuneo, sociology; Sue Inglis, kinesiology; Wayne Warry, anthropology; and Bill Lee, social work.

Citations for the award winners will be read at Spring Convocations.

In congratulatory letters to the award winners, McMaster President Peter George said “McMaster has been well served by your continuing efforts on behalf of teaching and learning, and our University is very fortunate to number you among our most celebrated colleagues.”

The President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching were established in 1993 to provide an opportunity to recognize outstanding contributions to education. The names and photographs of recipients are included on the Wall of Recognition in Gilmour Hall, and each receives an honorarium.

*David Kinsley died early this morning(Tuesday, April 25). For more information, click here