At the 2022 Teaching Excellence Celebration, four members of the School of Engineering were recognized for their achievements. Ayman Elnaggar, Mehran Shirazi, Negin Jalili, and Mahmoud Sakr each were celebrated for their outstanding and innovative teaching.
Dr. Elnaggar was recognized with a Provost Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award for leading the development of several new initiatives and academic opportunities, including the introduction of a Fall Reading Week to the UBC Okanagan community and the School of Engineering Dual-Credit Program.
Dr. Shirazi received the Provost Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award for his tireless work and advocacy to ensure positive learning experiences for his students. He is also the recipient of several notable teaching accolades, including Thank a Prof and Golden Apple awards as well as the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students Association Appreciation award.
Teaching Assistants Negin Jalili and Mahmoud Sakr were recognized for their exceptional contributions to academic life on campus.
UBC Okanagan recognizes teaching excellence and innovation through a number of prestigious awards. Recipients are exemplary role models who have a significant impact on the culture of teaching and learning at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Awards are also available for undergraduate and graduate student teaching assistants and tutors in recognition of their exceptional contributions to academic life.