Professors Barrett and Thomson win another teaching award


James & Spencer ASSU Teaching award
Shown in the photo with James and Spencer are Pri Sharma, President and Gavin Nowlan, Student Advisor, from the ASSU.

Congratulations to James and Spencer in receiving the Ranjini (Rini) Ghosh Excellence in Teaching Award. This award normally goes to faculty members early in their career. When word went out through the University that James and Spencer had taught their final year of BIO120 and would be retiring, the Arts and Sciences Student Union (ASSU) received overwhelming feedback from vast numbers of students taught by James and Spencer over many years. The ASSU made an exception this year to recognize their many years of teaching during which they provided students with their first science course at the U of T, capturing the students’ attention, and inspiring them with the wonders of ecology and evolution.