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2017 Christopher Knapper Outstanding Volunteer Award

The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is delighted to announce the recipient of the 2017 Christopher Knapper Outstanding Volunteer Award:


Elizabeth Marquis, Assistant Professor, McMaster University

Dr Elizabeth Marquis, Assistant Professor in the Arts & Science Program and the School of the Arts, and also serves as Associate Director (Research) at the McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (MIIETL).

Beth Marquis has won the deep appreciation, respect, admiration and affection of numerous colleagues in the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) community through her tireless and sustained efforts as one of the Society’s leading volunteers. Beth has made an exceptional contribution to the STLHE with her leadership and service as Senior Editor of The Canadian Journal for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (CJSoTL) and as Treasurer of the SoTL Canada. The role of Treasurer included co-leading the Collaborative Writing Group initiative. These significant volunteer contributions have had a substantial impact not only on the Society and its membership but also the scholarship of teaching and learning in Canadian higher education in general.

Beth’s accomplishments with the Collaborative Writing Group are a shining example of her creativity and initiative, sustained effort and collaborative leadership in the context of voluntary devotion to important projects.

Beth is recognized as a natural leader who inspires and supports her colleagues to strive for and achieve success through both her uplifting vision and her own tireless efforts. Our Outstanding Volunteer is a successful leader in no small part due to her commitment to collaboration and her ability to motivate others through her warm and generous spirit. One of Beth’s supporters calls her “an outstanding colleague, leader, mentor and role model”, one who displays the “kind of volunteerism that fuels the ability of the STLHE to both lead and serve the development of postsecondary learning and teaching in Canada.”

Use this link to learn more about the Christopher Knapper Outstanding Volunteer Award.

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