New Members of the 3M Council Executive

The results are in and we have two members of the 3M Council Executice

Glen Loppnow

Glen R. Loppnow
Chemistry, University of Alberta

Lisa Dickson
English, University of Northern British Columbia
My name is Glen R. Loppnow and I am pleased to stand for nomination  to the 3M Council as a Member-at-large. I am currently finishing my  four-year term as Secretary and Alberta representative to the STLHE  Board of Directors, in which I have been continually impressed by the  commitment to teaching and learning that pervades the society and  membership. I also see the tremendous potential the Society has, and the  3M Fellowship can and should play a leadership role. In my roles on the  STLHE Board, I have been instrumental in leading a revision of our  by-laws and in establishing charitable status for Teaching and Learning  Canada / Apprentissage – Médiation- Enseignement, our new charitable  arm. I have worked diligently to advance the goals of the Society and  would bring the same or more passion to the 3M Council. I so enjoyed the  no-limits discussion of teaching and learning that occurred during my  cohort’s retreat, and I’ve sought ways to expand and continue such  discussions. I see that work as my main goal, if elected to the 3M  Council, as I believe such discussions foster excellence in teaching,  enhance student learning, and build a culture of valuing teaching and  learning. My passion for enhancing teaching and learning for students  and instructors both at the post-secondary level continues to grow, and  I feel I still have something to contribute. I hope I have that  opportunity on the 3M Council Lisa Dickson is a 3M National Teaching Fellow (2011), and in 2007 received the UNBC Excellence in Teaching Award. The bulk of her service at UNBC has been dedicated to Teaching and Learning. Currently a member of the Foundation Program Curriculum Committee, she has also served as the Co-ordinator of the UNBC Learning Outcomes Workbook Project, Chair and Co-Chair of the UNBC Teaching and Learning Conference, and as a member of the Provost?s Committee on Pedagogical Practices and the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology Advisory Committee. She shared the position of UNBC Professional Development / Teaching-in-Progress Seminar Series (TIPS) Co-ordinator for two years. Working with Dr. Bill Owen, she established the Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, and is serving on the Excellence in Teaching Award assessment committee for the second time. She has given a number of talks to the UNBC community and will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Joint Meeting of the Senate and Board of Governors in May. When she is not serving on committees, she is in the classroom where she teaches Renaissance Literature (drama) and Literary Theory. By night, she practices the art of parkour and fights crime, by which she means she takes dance lessons and writes fiction about people who fight crime.