Distinguished Teaching Award

By Suzanne Robicheau | fall 2016

Saint Mary’s psychology professor Dr. Maryanne Fisher continues to be honoured and acknowledged for her teaching excellence. Dr. Fisher was recently awarded a 2016 Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) Distinguished Teaching Award. This annual award recognizes excellence in teaching and educational leadership. Since joining the Saint Mary’s Department of Psychology in 2004, Dr. Fisher has been the recipient of a number of honours and awards including 2014 Father William A. Stewart, S. J., Medal for Excellence in Teaching; 2014 Canada Progress Club, Women of Excellence Award; 2011 Overall Excellence in Education, Saint Mary’s University; and the 2008 Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Science. 

    When asked what she likes most about teaching, Dr. Fisher emphatically answers, “the students!” Her favourite moments involve watching the students navigate their way through in-class exercises and laughing with each other. "They are actively engaging with the content, but in a way that is authentic and meaningful.”

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