Paul Sills (1989)

sillsAffiliation at the time of the award: University of Western Ontario.

Citation: His students and colleagues regard him as quite simply the best teacher in the Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Sills is an outstanding teacher in the classroom, in the undergraduate clinic and in the postgraduate laboratory. He has received the Province-wide teaching award from the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations and the University-wide award from Western.

Dr. Sills has given workshops and seminars on teaching strategies to other faculty members in his own Faculty, across the university and in other universities across North America. He annually organizes and leads a weekend retreat for full-time and part-time instructors to encourage excellence and cohesion in teaching, evaluation techniques and curriculum.