2021 Faculty of Human Social Development Teaching Excellence Award Recipient

Dr. Helen Monkman

Congratulations to Dr. Helen Monkman, Assistant Professor in the School of Health Information Science (HINF), Faculty of Human and Social Development on being awarded the 2021 Faculty of Human and Social Development Award for Teaching Excellence and Educational Leadership

This award recognizes excellence in teaching, educational leadership and innovation across key priorities for HSD including multidisciplinary work, community-based learning and teaching and distance education. Dr. Monkman’s accomplishments include: leading undergraduate curriculum reviews for HINF, funded scholarship in community engaged learning at UVic, mentorship of faculty, and interdisciplinary scholarship.

In the words of her students “Dr. Monkman challenges us to think critically, stretch intellectually and encourages us in our career aspirations” “our classes were innovative and inclusive of skill-building and practical experience components” “she focussed on ensuring that each student understood the material by using interactive teaching techniques that challenged the traditional slide and lecture format”.