2022 CTL Teaching Awards Announced
June 1, 2022
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 University of Regina Teaching Awards. These awards represent an important facet of our institution’s commitment to student success through the enhancement of teaching and learning. The University of Regina President’s Award for Teaching Excellence is awarded to a faculty member with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and learning. The Provost’s Award for Innovation in Teaching is awarded to a faculty member who demonstrates excellence in pedagogical innovation. Finally, the University of Regina New Faculty Teaching Award recognizes significant teaching excellence, growth, and development for new faculty members within their first three years of employment.
Dr. Alex Oehler is the 2022 recipient of the University of Regina President’s Award for Teaching Excellence. In his time in the Department of Anthropology, Dr. Oehler has demonstrated a passion for pedagogy that impresses students and colleagues alike. His students appreciate his engaging teaching style, which incorporates field trips, opportunities to connect with future employers, and the chance to participate in authentic research processes; a number of former students note that Dr. Oehler’s classes have inspired in them a deep interest in anthropology. Dr. Oehler’s pedagogy also exemplifies his commitment to diversity, inclusion, and decolonization, illustrated by his ability to take up student feedback in order to critically examine and reframe his teaching practices.
Dr. Amber Fletcher is the 2022 recipient of the University of Regina Provost’s Award for Innovation in Teaching. During her tenure in the Department of Sociology and Social Studies, Dr. Fletcher has garnered glowing reviews from students, who attest to her outstanding ability to motivate them to engage deeply with course materials and to her meticulous and thoughtful feedback. Dr. Fletcher’s innovative pedagogy is evident in the way that she has re-imagined traditional (and often less popular) research methods courses to include practical components such as community collaborations and opportunities for social change.
Dr. Sarah Sangster is the 2022 recipient of the University of Regina New Faculty Teaching Award. In the two years that she has been teaching in the Department of Psychology, Dr. Sangster has proven herself to be a gifted lecturer, helping her students to engage deeply with course content through the use of questions, activities, and authentic connections to students’ real-life experiences. Comments from both colleagues and students illustrate Dr. Sangster’s tremendous impact and influence.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Oehler, Dr. Fletcher, and Dr. Sangster on this impressive accomplishment.