Gary Poole (1994)

pooleAffiliation at the time of the award: University of British Columbia, Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth (Director).

Citation: In September, 2000, Gary moved from Simon Fraser University to the University of British Columbia to direct UBC’s Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth. He is also a member of the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology in the Faculty of Medicine. In his 12 years at SFU, Gary Poole made a substantial contribution to the enhancement of teaching and learning. In 1992, he was appointed as the first Director of the Centre for University Teaching. In this role, he conducted orientation sessions for new faculty and teaching assistants, organized speakers and workshops on teaching effectiveness, engaged in departmental and individual consultations, published a quarterly newsletter, made available resources for teaching, and conducted research on teaching. He was an active member on several university teaching committees, including the Teaching Award Committee and the Senate Committee on University Teaching and Learning.