Dr. Michael Gordon awarded a 2021/22 Killam Teaching Prize

UBC Science is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2021/22 Killam Teaching Prize for their outstanding contributions in the classroom and their commitment to excellence in education.

The Killam scholarship and prize programmes were established in 1965 through the generous benefaction of Izaak Walton Killam and Dorothy Killam, with the aim to support advanced education and research at five Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Thirty-three instructors were recognized by UBC this year, including Dr. Michael Gordon (UBC Zoology)

“My teaching philosophy is centred around the belief that my role is to set attainable goals, provide diverse resources to support different learning styles, establish an environment that supports mutual respect and trust, and make learning enjoyable. The thing that most inspires my teaching is the opportunity to share in students’ growing appreciation of the beauty and elegance of biology, while also giving them a window into the process and culture of scientific research.”

This story originally appeared on the UBC Faculty of Science website.