Marie-Pier Lemay wins the COA Sessional and CLA Teaching Excellence Award!
Congratulations to Marie-Pier for winning the College of Arts Sessional and CLA Teaching Excellence Award!
Central to teaching in all disciplines in the humanities is the work of providing students with an understanding of the vitality of these disciplines, particularly why they matter. They allow us to understand life as it is experienced. Marie-Pier Lemay has a remarkable gift for provoking her students, without judgement, to think about how they engage with the world. She asks them to consider concrete details of their lives: what are you wearing today? Who made your clothes? What is the impact of these fabrics on global warning? These are important questions that are often not contemplated.
Marie-Pier Lemay insists on intellectual rigor as she guides her students. She pushes them to take large, important questions from Philosophy and apply them to their immediate circumstances. In so doing, she offers students a wonderful opportunity to engage with philosophy and its intellectual heritage in ways that connect with the past to inform innovative thinking about the present.