Celebrating teaching excellence: 2020 and 2021 Psychology Teaching Awards

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Each year, the Department of Psychology recognizes the contributions to teaching and learning in the department through the Robert E. Knox Master Teaching Award and the Demetri Papageorgis Teaching Assistant Award.

Meet the award recipients who are committed to the education of our students.

Robert E. Knox Master Teaching Awards

This award celebrates UBC Psychology faculty and lecturers whose exceptional teaching inspires student learning.

2020-21 award winners

Dr. Benjamin Cheung
Dr. Cheung is a Lecturer and Indigenous Initiatives Coordinator. He specializes in the scholarship of teaching and learning, service and experiential learning, cultural psychology, and student engagement.

Dr. Kaitlin Goldsmith
Dr. Goldsmith is a Sessional Instructor who specializes in human sexuality, sexual satisfaction and well-being, including body image, mindfulness, and sexual communication.

2019-20 award winners

Dr. Jay Hosking
Dr. Hosking is a Behavioural Neuroscience Advisor and Lecturer. He specializes behavioural neuroscience, decision making, motivation, dopamine, and addiction.

Dr. Bethany Michel
Dr. Michel is a Sessional Instructor who specializes in child and adolescent mood and anxiety disorders.

The Demetri Papageorgis Teaching Assistant Award

This award was established in honour of the late Dr. Demetri Papageorgis. It celebrates his passion for teaching and current teaching assistants who are following suit.

2020-21 award winner

Todd Kamensek served as a graduate student Teaching Assistant in PSYC 370, Behavioural Neuroscience.

2019-20 award winner

Kirsten Palmer served as an undergraduate student Teaching Assistant in PSYC 208, the Psychology of Death & Dying.

Join us in congratulating all of our teaching award recipients!