John Bell (1986)

86-bellAffiliation at the time of the award: University of Guelph, Languages and Literature.

Citation: An innovative and exciting teacher of classics, John Bell also contributed to the encouragement of good teaching in his role as department chairman. He worked in international education as a valued team leader with Third World participants at Guelph in 1982 and in Malaysia in 1984.

His concern for improving student learning was reflected in his work to revise the Classics curriculum in 1979. John Bell’s leadership in promoting teaching excellence was reflected in his work as Chairman of the Board of Undergraduate Studies in the mid-1980’s. In this role, he generated interest in educational goals in every sector of the University.