STHLE Alan Blizzard Award

The Alan Blizzard Award was created by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) to honor its former President (1987 - 1995) Alan Blizzard, on his retirement, for his significant contributions to the society. Designed to stimulate and reward collaborative efforts to enhance the effectiveness of university teaching and learning, the Award encourages and disseminates scholarship and effectiveness in teaching and learning. Each year the Blizzard Award winners present the Blizzard Plenary address at the Society’s annual conference, and a monograph describing the project is circulated to all Canadian universities.

For more information and guidelines for submitting a nomination for the Blizzard Awards, visit the website.

 

Community Studies Department Receives National Recognition

Noted as “pioneers in community service-learning,” Cape Breton University’s Community Studies Department was recently honored as recipients of the first ever honorable mention for the prestigious Alan Blizzard award. This award was developed by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education to stimulate and reward collaborative teaching and is sponsored by McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Higher Education Division.

Jane Connell and Pam Seville accepted the award on behalf of the Community Studies faculty during the annual Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference at the University of Toronto on June 16, 2006.

The conference was attended by 560 educators from universities across Canada, the US, South Africa, Australia, and the UK.

Link to Paper Abstract