The UBC Vantage One Teaching Award recognizes a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to students’ learning and academic experience in one of UBC’s Vantage One programs in the past academic year. The winner of the 2018 UBC Vantage One Teaching Award is Sociology Instructor Katherine Lyon.
Katherine is an outstanding teacher all around, and has made a significant contribution to students’ learning and academic experience through her introduction of community-based experiential learning into her SOCI 102 (Inequality and Social Change) course at Vantage. By creating opportunities for first-year international students to be contributors to a local community organization, Katherine enables her students not only to see real-life contexts for the sociological concepts studied, but also to get to know Vancouver differently and to develop new shared reference points. Learn more about Katherine’s work here.
Teaching Award winner Dr. Katherine Lyon (centre) with Vantage Principal Dr. Joanne Fox (left) and Vantage Academic Director Dr. Claudia Ruitenberg (right)