Andrea Lebowitz (1989)

lebowitzAffiliation at the time of the award: Simon Fraser University, English.

Citation: For nearly 25 years, Andrea Lebowitz has been the outstanding teacher in her department. She is a recipient of the Simon Fraser Excellence in Teaching Award and consistently obtains extremely high teaching evaluations from students. She has a reputation for engaging and challenging students, leading them to a deep intellectual search into the subject.

As well as chairing the English Department’s Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for seven years, she developed, coordinates and teaches in the Women’s Studies Program. She has conducted seminars on university teaching and learning methods, is a leader in teaching assistant orientation and has developed and taught new courses in the Writing Program. She is working on institutional efforts to improve the teaching of writing and is an advisor to the B.C. Department of Education.

Obituary: Andrea passed away March 22, 2011 —Read more