Please join me in congratulating Dr. Karen Meyer for being selected as one of the recipients of the 2017-2018 Killam Teaching Prize. Dr. Meyer was previously honoured with the Killiam Teaching Prize in 1996-97. It is rare for any faculty member to receive this prize more than once in their career.
Dr. Karen Meyer commits to teaching as a life project, walking three paths as an “exceptional” teacher. She has walked alongside urban teachers for two decades through job action, strikes, self-care issues, elevated vulnerabilities inner-city schools encounters, and recycling reform. Dr. Meyer’s second path led her to a refugee camp in northeastern Kenya, joining young, uneducated teachers who face obstacles and uncertainties with inspiring resilience. Her third path offers support for graduate students, continually at risk of losing their voice to academic tradition. As a pedagogue, walking ground-breaking paths, Dr. Meyer brings both critical consciousness and conscientious attention to each teaching moment.
The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching. Winners are recognized at the graduation ceremonies.
Congratulations Karen on this exceptional achievement!
Dr. Samson Nashon EdD
Department Head & Professor of Science Education