Professor James Thomson
has been chosen as a recipient of a Faculty of Arts and Science Outstanding Teaching Award for 2012-2013.
Dean Gertler noted that he received a number of strong nominations from across the Faculty and that the clear leaders where chosen to receive the award, and that James' nomination file demonstrated widespread enthusiasm for his performance as a teacher.
The comments of one student (of many) who wrote a letter of support neatly describes the essence of James’ success as a teacher: "Prof. Thomson's teaching style is confidently relaxed and approachable, his information clear and concise, his lecture slides illuminating models for deeper study, and the organization of his presentations both logical and yet thoughtfully punctuated with narrative insights, which also are often entertaining.”
James will be presented with his award at a reception on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the Debates Room, Hart House; all are welcome.