Maleea Acker Recognized for Teaching Excellence

Geography PhD student Maleea Acker was awarded a REACH award in Teaching Excellence earlier this Spring, and is currently profiled on the UVic Geog home page along with other recipients.

“She was positive, enthusiastic, passionate and very approachable,” writes one former student of Maleea Acker, who brings her expertise in the arts and the social sciences together in the classroom, encouraging students to think beyond discipline boundaries. Acker is a writer, a poet and a fantastic teacher. She’s known for her ability to connect with students, her dedication to experiential learning, to including Indigenous history and perspectives in classes, and to incorporating the emotional and personal aspects of human geography into her labs.

See all the winning profiles here.