Please join us in congratulating Dr. Sunaina Assanand, who received the 2013/2014 UBC Killam Teaching Prize. UBC Killam Teaching Prizes are awarded annually in the Faculty of Arts and they recognize distinguished teaching at all levels of instruction.
Dr. Assanand was selected for this award in recognition of her reputation of being an outstanding teacher who is dedicated to fostering success in her students. In the classroom she cultivates critical thinking and inspires student learning on issues such as gender, culture and personality. Outside the classroom, Dr Assanand is a true innovator, creating community service learning opportunities in our own backyard and in Africa. One of her students said it best when stating that their experience with her has been transformative. For these reasons and more, Dr. Assanand received this award. (May 6, 2014)