Jim Newton (1990)

newtonAffiliation at the time of the award: University of Alberta, Dean of Students.

Citation: As the recipient of many teaching awards within his Faculty, Professor Newton has a distinguished record as a teacher and is respected by his colleagues for his accomplishments. He has consistently demonstrated his commitment to excellence in teaching through his direct interaction with colleagues, by representing teaching interests as a member of several university committees, and through his own teaching excellence in the classroom.

Jim has been a leader in the Peer Consultation Program at the University of Alberta since 1985 and has delivered several workshops and presentations designed to train new peer consultants. Without Jim’s contribution, his colleagues claim that the peer consultation program would not be nearly as strong in promoting teaching excellence. He has been the founder of a special program to provide a different learning environment, developed courses, provided mentoring in teaching to colleagues, and published in education-related journals.