The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the 2012 CAP Medal for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Physics is awarded to Dr. David Harrison, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Toronto, his leadership and innovation in introducing research-based pedagogical techniques to his physics courses at the University of Toronto, and for his significant contributions to the on-line physics teaching community and the Ontario Association of Physics Teachers.
Dr. David Harrison, University of Toronto, for his dedication to transforming the undergraduate physics teaching culture, especially in his design and implementation of the new Physics Practicals in Toronto, for his relentless pursuit of improved teaching using new, evidence-based teaching methodologies, for his leadership role in the design of innovative and rigorous TA training and for his long service to the physics teaching community through his computational tools, online notes and Flash demonstrations.
The Canadian Association of Physicists, founded in 1945, is a professional association representing over 1600 individual physicists and physics students in Canada, the U.S. and overseas, as well as a number of Corporate, Institutional, and Departmental Members. In addition to its learned activities, the CAP also undertakes a number of activities intended to encourage students to pursue a career in physics.
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