Nursing Professor Wins National Teaching Fellowship

Human and Social Development

UVic School of Nursing professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Dr. Gweneth Doane has been named a recipient of Canada’s top university teaching honour, the 2006 3M Teaching Fellowship Award.

An innovative, enthusiastic teacher, role model, nurse and scholar, Doane is recognized by her students and colleagues alike for the creative ways she connects research and teaching, especially in the area of ethical practice in nursing.

“I have had the privilege of working in a university that values collaborative teaching and research,” says Doane. “I have been joined by a great many others in my efforts to enhance educational experiences for students in higher education. I truly appreciate the support of my students and associates in nominating me for this award, but it is through their collaboration that my efforts have been successful.”

Doane adds her 3M Teaching Fellowship Award to a list of previous honours, including UVic’s Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2004, the Award for Teaching Excellence in the UVic Faculty of Human and Social Development in 2000, and the inaugural award for teaching excellence from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing in 2000.

Doane’s accomplishments include collaborating in co-designing the overall nursing curriculum for 10 BC post-secondary institutions, undertaking educational research initiatives, consulting widely on educational technologies, co-developing interdisciplinary courses, and serving in a number of administrative positions at UVic.

An early adopter of educational technology, Doane has contributed to the development of courses throughout the School of Nursing. She also helped to establish UVic’s Family Health Centre, a multidisciplinary centre for family research, family services and educational opportunities for students studying for degrees in family related fields.

Doane joins nine other Canadian university educators in receiving this year’s 3M Teaching Fellowship Awards. Sponsored by 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, up to 10 Fellowships are awarded nationally each year to recognize teaching excellence and educational leadership.

Past recipients of 3M Fellowships at UVic include Vice-President Academic Jamie Cassels, Graduate Studies Dean Aaron Devor, Dr. David Berry (chemistry), Dr. Tom Cleary (English) and Professor Emeritus Dr. Andy Farqharson.

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