Fred Vermeulen (1990)

vermeulenAffiliation at the time of the award: University of Alberta.

Citation: Dr. Vermeulen has consistently been rated as the top teacher in his Department since teaching ratings were introduced in the mid 1970’s. He expends an exceptional amount of effort preparing his lectures and developing his material concisely and clearly. Students consider him to be very approachable and most generous of his time in helping them on an individual basis. He has received several awards for teaching excellence, including the University of Alberta’s Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, an Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Centennial Medal, and the Medal for Distinction in Engineering Education given by The Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.

Dr.Vermeulen is held in the highest regard by his colleagues and his evident dedication to teaching has done much to increase their own interest and commitment to teaching. He has devoted much of his time to the Committee for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning and has participated in many seminars on a variety of aspects of teaching.