Clarke Thomson (1989)

thomsonAffiliation at the time of the award: Brock University, Geography.

Citation: Dr. Thomson’s teaching record has earned him the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching, the only teaching award at his university. He has a sustained record of very high student ratings and a reputation among his colleagues as a demanding but always fair instructor, committed to high quality in learning and concern for his students.

His leadership includes his work with the University Instructional Development Committee, first as a member and, for the last three years, as its chairman. He has organized workshops for teaching assistants and faculty members, evaluated proposals for grants to introduce new teaching methods and wrote a proposal to the President for the creation of an Office and Director of Instructional Development.