Vladimir Sistek (1986)

86-sistekAffiliation at the time of the award: University of Ottawa/Université d’Ottawa, Anatomy and Physiology.

Citation: Dr. Sistek has proven to be a very effective teacher since his arrival at the University of Ottawa in 1969. As chairman of the University’s Senate Committee on the Evaluation of Teaching and Courses, he was responsible for the development and supervision of the University’s evaluation system. He has also served on several committees working for the improvement of professors’ teaching skills and has volunteered to co-ordinate workshops on teaching. He is actively involved in curriculum development and has published articles on quality and evaluation in education and on teaching methodology.

“Knowledgeable, effective, innovative and extremely dedicated to students.”

Responsible (1981-1988) for the development and supervision of the University’s evaluation system (includes compulsory campus- wide student evaluations which are included in promotion and tenure decisions as part of the faculty collective agreement).

Widely published on teaching methodologies (especially audio-visual aids).

Since 1990, he is a chairman or member of a number of committees responsible for the preparation, implementation and execution of the collaborative, multi- disciplinary type of medical undergraduate curriculum in small groups of students, using the problem-based methodology. Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, implemented this type of hybrid learning/teaching methodology in which still the carefully selected lecture, laboratory and other activities supplement the students’ active learning system, In September 1992.