Graham Fishburne (1990)

fishburneAffiliation at the time of the award: University of Alberta, Elementary Education.

Citation: As one colleague writes, “Dr. Fishburne is one of our most outstanding professors because of the quality of his teaching . . .” Graham has taught and studied at five different universities and taught courses for four different departments at the University of Alberta and therefore brings a wealth of teaching experience to all his university courses. Regardless of discipline and location, his teaching evaluations have always been very high. As well, peer evaluations, representing a wide range of colleagues from both within and outside the university, have been excellent. In 1987, he was a recipient of the University’s most prestigious award, the A.C. Rutherford award, for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Dr. Fishburne has also worked closely with the Committee for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Alberta. Through this association, he has provided support and leadership to colleagues through regular workshops and presentations on topics designed to improve the effectiveness of university teaching. He has also provided a vast amount of instructional material that is widely used in universities, colleges and other learning institutions.>