Students honour excellence in teaching


Students have awarded nine McMaster professors for their dedication to their students. The awards were presented at a reception this week.

The 1999-2000 McMaster Students Union Teaching Award recipients are: William Harris (Arts & Science Program), Paul Rome (engineering), Otto Sanchez-Sweatman (health sciences), Pamela Sugiman (social sciences), Digby Sale (kinesiology), Patrick Yip (science), Marilyn Adams (business), Jean Wilson (humanities), and Sarah Todd (social work).

In addition, merit awards, which recognize outstanding teaching ability on the part of first- or second-year professors specifically, were presented to Catherine Grise (English), Samir Ziada (engineering) and Marilyn Lightstone (engineering).

Barbara Ferrier, director, Arts & Science Program and professor emeritus of biochemistry, received a Lifetime Achievement Award given in recognition of her dedication to teaching at McMaster during her career.