Teaching Awards for History Instructors Lisa Baer and Sierra Dye | College of Arts

Teaching Awards for History Instructors Lisa Baer and Sierra Dye

Posted on Monday, January 20th, 2020

Congratulations from all of us!

GTA Teaching Excellence Award:

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Lisa Baer

Lisa is a PhD student in history and who has also designed and taught a course for the First Year Seminar program. One of Lisa’s nominators writes: “Lisa is a dedicated teacher who takes her passion for education outside the classroom… she was an excellent teaching assistant, working closely with students to help them acquire the skills necessary to do well in the course. Lisa was extremely generous and patient with students.” Lisa is also described as “a model of intellectual curiosity, [and] a mentor for the students.” Lisa’s courses, the time and effort she invests in designing and continually improving them, as well as her commitment to teaching, to instructor and student support, and her genuine interest in their success make her the deserving recipient of this year’s GTA Teaching Excellence Award.

Congratulations, Lisa!




COA Sessional and CLA Teaching Award:

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Dr. Sierra Dye

Dr. Sierra Dye has been a sessional instructor in the History Department since 2013 where she’s primarily taught Online courses, which she has also developed. Students describe Sierra’s courses as “the best history course and the best-organized online course” they have taken. They write: “Dr. Dye does a wonderful job at keeping students on track and really makes her passion evident in her upkeep with the course material.”

This course “really challenged my critical thinking… [and] deepened my love for history,” states another student. And yet another student writes: “Dr. Dye was extremely helpful in making sure we were keeping on track and focused on making sure we understood what is expected of us and how to succeed.”

Congratulations Dr. Dye for winning this well-deserved honour!


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