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Queen's University
 

Department of History

History's Teaching Awards Announced

Congratulations to this year's History Teaching Award winners for 2011-12, Dr. Amitava Chowdhury and Scott de Groot.

Dr Chowdhury is the recipient of the Department of History's Faculty Award and was presented to him at this year's holiday party. He was nominated by his students who praised him for his mastery of his subject, his patience, his cheerful personality and his ability to stimulate and keep student interest both in his lectures and seminars. Professor Chowdhury was nominated for his teaching of Hist 122 – The Making of the Modern World and Hist 303 – The Caribbean in the Global Perspective.

Scott de Groot received the Department of History's Teaching Fellow Award.  Scott was nominated by his students in Hist 464 – The History of Sexuality. Scott's qualities that were described by his students were his thoughtfulness, honesty, and his ability to challenge and draw out the best of his students.  Scott will receive his award certificate when he returns from The Australian Centre at the University of Melbourne where he is currently conducting research.

These awards are presented each year to Faculty and Teaching Fellows/Teaching Assistants who are considered to be outstanding and is intended to favour instructors who both inform and inspire their students.

Congratulations to all of our nominees of this year's Faculty Award:

Marisha Caswell
Tony D'Elia
Jacalyn Duffin
Adnan Husain
Barrington Walker

And all nominees of our Teaching Fellow/Teaching Assistant Award:

Claire Cookson-Hills
Kyle Franz
Maria Moncur
Samantha Sandassie
Christine Shumay

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