Jane Chin, Thashika Pillay, David Baidoo-Anu and Mohamed Yusuf images compiled together

On October 17, members of the Faculty of Education community were recognized at a reception at Grant Hall. Awards were handed out as part of a ceremony acknowledging the many teaching awards at Queen’s that are given out annually to educators and staff.

Our own Dr. Jane Chin received the International Education Innovation Award (now the Globally Engaged Education Innovation Award). This award recognizes innovative practices in internationalization that can apply to both teaching and learning in programs and courses. As part of the Principal’s Teaching and Learning Awards, this award aims to celebrate teaching excellence at Queen’s.

Three Faculty of Education community members also received awards from the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS).

Dr. Thashika Pillay was recognized with the John G. Freeman Faculty Excellence Award. This award honours a faculty member (including but not limited to professors and adjuncts) who has made a significant contribution to the SGPS membership in the realm of teaching, supervision, and/or mentorship. The award's namesake, John G. Freeman, was a Faculty of Education alum and Associate Professor.

PhD candidate David Baidoo-Anu received the International Student Scholarship Award. The award recognizes an international graduate or professional student who demonstrates academic excellence including achievement in courses, research contributions, or applying what they have learned to initiatives that have a positive impact in the Queen's community or beyond. 

Grad student Mohamed Yusuf is the recipient of an SGPS Teaching Assistant/ Teaching Fellow Excellence Award for 2022-23. The purpose of this award is to recognize an SGPS member who has served as a Teaching Assistant or Teaching Fellow and has made a significant contribution to the classes in which they work.

Congratulations to Jane, Thashika, David, and Mohamed on all your hard work!