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June 01, 2006

Theatre Prof Named Top Teacher by CSA

Prof. Kim Renders, School of English and Theatre Studies, has received the 2006 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 undergraduates and to post-secondary education. Renders was recognized for her ability to motivate student learning and for her student-centred teaching approach.

“Getting recognition from my students is a great honour, and this is also a nod to the quality of our contract teaching faculty,” says Renders. “I love teaching for the exchange of ideas and for the opportunity to be challenged with situations that I’ve never encountered before. It’s like living in the fast lane; you’re always dealing with unexpected situations.”

Renders was also named the 2006 recipient of the Maggie Basset Award, which is presented annually to an individual who has made a sustained and significant contribution to the development of theatre in Ontario.

A founding member of Nightwood Theatre, Canada's oldest feminist theatre company, Renders has performed in most major theatres across Canada and is a member of Theatre Ontario's Professional Theatre Training Committee. She specializes in using theatre as a tool for community building and for empowering marginalized groups.

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