Greg Rodrigo (2013)

Affiliation at the time of the award: Georgian College

Citation: Collegiality, collaboration, and community are the foundation of Greg’s career as a college educator. He believes that a group of individuals becomes truly effective when those people join together as a community in which members are united around common goals and support one another in their respective roles, with the ultimate objective of ensuring student success. With passion, creativity, and compassion, he strives to create spaces where people can be nurtured and can realize their potential.

Greg has been a faculty member and co-ordinator in the Computer Studies Department. Currently, he serves as a faculty developer and, with the team at the Centre for Teaching and Learning, conducts workshops and provides support for full-time and part-time faculty. He has created a Twitter feed for the Centre and tweets with the handle @GeorgianCTL. He uses Twitter to discover new resources for college learning and shares them with the Georgian community through the Centre’s weekly Twitter Harvest.

As noted in his nomination letter, “Greg inspires his students to learn by conveying to them a sincere belief in their abilities while confirming his sincerity to them through unique learning experiences in and out of the classroom.”