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Queen's University


Psychology professor Dean Tripp.

Oct 30, 2009
Five Queen's professors are nominated for TVO's 2010 Big Ideas Best Lecturer Competition, for their excellence in teaching and ability to engage students.

Eleanor MacDonald (Political Studies), Richard Oleschuk (Chemistry), Kip Pegley (Music, Film and Media, Women's Studies), Dean Tripp - second year in a row nominated (Psychology, Anesthesiology, Urology) and Virginia Walker (Biology) are among a record 332 Ontario professors who have been nominated this year by students and alumni.

Each nominee will now submit a lecture video for consideration by the judges. Following review of these tapes, 20 semifinalists will be chosen, to be announced Dec.7. From this group, 10 finalists will be announced in February. They will be asked to deliver complete lectures on TVO's Big Ideas, and viewers will be invited to cast their votes for Ontario's next Best Lecturer.

The winner receives a $10,000 TD Insurance Meloch Monnex scholarship for her or his institution.


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