Harry Hubball (2007)

hubballAffiliation at the time of the award: University of British Columbia, Curriculum and Pedagogy.

Citation: Harry’s students remark how he has “made a real difference” in their lives—“an inspirational mentor and educator”—and how Harry has been “patient, positive, approachable and his enthusiasm is contagious.”

Remarkably, Harry is regarded with the same awe and dignity by colleagues within UBC and across institutions in Canada. His inspirational work on the scholarship of curriculum practice and undergraduate program reform has included outcomes-based workshops on educational development, assessment, and curriculum change, creating environments where quality teaching and learning prosper.

It is not surprising, therefore, that Harry pioneered the development, implementation, and dissemination of UBC’s Faculty Certificate Program on Teaching and Learning. Harry led the Scholarship of Teaching Portfolio as a member of STLHE Steering Committee. Those working with Harry are quick to tell others that he has done more than anyone they know to advance teaching scholarship and practice.

At the Teaching and Academic Growth Centre in UBC, where Harry has made numerous contributions, one colleague summarizes: “Harry is an excellent educator. His contributions to teaching and learning at UBC and across the country have been exemplary.” And if that was not enough, Harry has left an indelible impression on children and parents, and Master’s players as the Head Coach and Program Director of the Inter UBC Soccer Academy.

Harry is a reflective practioner-in-action who has had an incredible impact with diverse communities of practice. His leadership and expertise, consultation, and humanity resonate with children and their parents, his students, and with colleagues in various settings.