posted on July 25: Sharing magic of math earns professor prestigious award


He's won McMaster's and the province's top teaching awards.

Now Miroslav Lovric, an assistant professor of mathematics & statistics, has another award for his dossier — the prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship. It is Canada's only national interdisciplinary fellowship and recognizes teaching excellence as well as educational leadership.

This year the fellowship was awarded to 10 university teachers from across Canada.

Award winners attended a three-day retreat at Chateau Montebello in Quebec where they had the opportunity to share their teaching experiences and discuss new ideas.

Last year Lovric received a Teaching and Academic Librarianship Award from the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations. In 1999 he received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching at Spring Convocation.

Since he began lecturing at the University in 1991, students have nominated him every year for a McMaster Students Union Teaching Award. In 1994 he won the overall teaching award at McMaster.

Students praise their mathematics professor for his ability to simplify complex concepts to an understandable level.

In addition to teaching, Lovric actively promotes mathematics through competitions.

He has developed and significantly improved several math courses and has written a textbook called Vector Calculus.