Trevor Dickinson (1990)

dickinsonAffiliation at the time of the award: University of Guelph, School of Engineering.

Citation: Trevor has maintained a distinguished career in all aspects of his profession, but his commitment to teaching has been extraordinary. His personal style and congenial interest in students’ welfare and progress have made him a popular faculty member. His clear, effective and enthusiastic classroom presentations are matched by his openness to students as individuals and his ability to assist individual students to identify and overcome scholastic and personal hurdles. He has twice received the “Engineering Professor of the Year” award at the University of Guelph.

He was Guelph’s first Coordinator of Instructional Development. He has organized and implemented many workshops for faculty and graduate students on improving the quality of teaching, on problem solving skill development, on evaluating students and on many other topics concerned with learning and effective teaching. He served with dedication and displayed a deep interest in the principles and theories of Instructional Development and has continued this work until today.