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Campus Bulletin

July 13, 2004

English prof named top teacher by CSA

Prof. Elaine Chang, School of English and Theatre Studies, has received the 2004 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. Chang was recognized for her thought-provoking teaching style and open-minded approach to learning, and for creating a welcoming classroom environment.

“The award is a tremendous honour, both humbling and inspiring,” says Chang. “It means so much because it comes from the students and represents the active role they take in their own education. Guelph is a university known for its distinguished and dedicated teaching faculty, and I feel fortunate and thankful that the CSA has thought to include me in the company of this award's previous recipients and finalists. It's been such a pleasure and a privilege to have worked with students as passionate, engaged and intellectually curious as the ones I've encountered in my four years here.”

Chang specializes in contemporary historical representation, contemporary British fiction and post-colonial literature, and race and gender studies. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia and a master’s degree and PhD from Stanford University.

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