UBC Okanagan is proud to celebrate outstanding and innovative teaching. Each year, we recognize exemplary role models who make a significant impact on the culture of teaching and learning on our campus with the Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation. This year, we are pleased to expand our award category to recognize the contributions of instructors holding limited-term appointments at UBC Okanagan.
Please join us in congratulating the 2022 award recipients:
2022 recipients of the Provost Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award
Ayman Elnaggar | Associate Professor of Teaching | School of Engineering
With over 30 years of industrial and academic experience, Dr. Ayman Elnaggar has been an innovative problem-solver inside and outside the classroom since he joined UBC Okanagan in 2014. He has led the development of several new initiatives and academic opportunities, including his successful proposal to introduce Fall Reading Week to the UBC community and the School of Engineering Dual-Credit Program.
Bowen Hui | Associate Professor of Teaching | Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science
A well-known mentor, collaborator and leader, Dr. Bowen Hui has championed computational thinking and active learning for learners of all ages. An innovative instructor, Dr. Hui has piloted new techniques in her classroom, including a personalized learning approach, and has been involved in the redesign and creation of several courses as well as provided formal mentorship to more than 50 students.
Firas Moosvi | Lecturer| Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science
Dr. Firas Moosvi’s has been a significant driver of teaching and learning innovations, using technology-enabled solutions and personal connections to support and engage his students as partners in learning. Dr. Moosvi is a strong advocate for building a community of teaching and learning, regularly collaborating with colleagues as well as conducting and facilitating more than ten Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects.
Mehran Shirazi | Lecturer | School of Engineering
Dr. Mehran Shirazi has quickly gained a reputation as a dedicated and supportive educator thanks to his tireless work and advocacy to ensure positive learning experiences for his students, earning several notable teaching accolades, including Thank a Prof and Golden Apple awards as well as the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students Association Appreciation award. He has worked extensively with the CTL and led important campus-wide initiatives, such as the Learning Technology Rovers and Learning Design Interns.
2022 recipients of the Provost Award for Teaching Assistants and Tutors
We are also pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the Provost Award for Teaching Assistants and Tutors, which recognizes exceptional undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants and tutors for their contributions to academic life on our campus.
- Cara Johnston – Student Learning Hub
- Jesse Ghashti – Student Learning Hub
- Megan Schroeder – Student Learning Hub
- Mahmoud Sakr – School of Engineering
- Negin Jalili – School of Engineering
- Jacqueline Barnett – Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science
Teaching Excellence Celebration
The campus community is invited to join us to recognize the achievements of UBC Okanagan teachers and mentors and celebrate our community of teaching excellence.
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Time: 4:30 to 6 pm | Celebration followed by award presentations
Location: UBC Ballroom | UNC 200
RSVP: Register to attend the celebration
Congratulations to the 2022 teaching award recipients.
Provost and Vice-President Academic pro tem
Associate Provost, Academic Programs, Teaching and Learning