Dr. Derek McLachlin honoured with teaching award

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dr. Derek McLachlin (second from left), a Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty member in the Department of Biochemistry, was recently honoured as one of four recipients of the University Students' Council (USC) Award of Excellence in Teaching, as presented at the 20thannual USC awards ceremony at the Great Hall on March 25, 2011.

The teaching awards, which are co-presented by the University Students' Council, The Bank of Nova Scotia and UWO Alumni Association, recognize, celebrate and award excellence in undergraduate teaching. The winners are selected by a Committee consisting of the USC VP University Affairs, USC Teaching Awards Commissioner, USC Council members, student-at-large members, and Alumni members.

The objectives of the Teaching Awards program are:

  • To provide support and recognition for the innovative teaching methods and techniques demonstrated by Western's finest faculty members
  • To further the quality of education that is provided for all students at Western
  • To involve members of our corporate and alumni community in the promotion of excellence in teaching

The other three recipients included Henry Meredith (far left) from the Don Wright Faculty of Music, Felix Lee (second from right), from the Department of Science, and Mark Lee (far right), from the Department of Social Science.