Math Prof Named Top Teacher by Students

May 17, 2007 - Campus Bulletin

Prof. Jack Weiner of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has received the 2007 Teaching Excellence Award from the Central Student Association (CSA).

The student-sponsored award is presented each year to a U of G instructor who demonstrates profound dedication to teaching and university education and has the ability to motivate and inspire students in and out of the classroom.

"This is wonderful and gratifying," said Weiner. "This award comes directly from students, and that makes it truly special. Thanks to my students for nominating me and to the University of Guelph for entrusting me as their teacher. It's the best job in the universe!"

Weiner was recognized for his innovative teaching practices that motivate students to learn.

Some of Weiner's unique teaching methods include developing software to help his students visualize mathematic problems and giving weekly presentations on applications and interpretations of mathematics in society.

“Prof. Jack Weiner is well-known for his genuine passion for teaching and his commitment to helping students succeed,” said Derek Pieper, academic commissioner of the CSA. “The number of students who supported his nomination for the Teaching Excellence Award by submitting comments and letters was overwhelming.”

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