2016 Leadership Award: Dr. Carolyn Hoessler

Educational Development Leadership Award 2016

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Carolyn Hoessler is an educational developer specialist at the University of Saskatchewan with over nine years of ED experience. She pursues her passions for people, learning, and alignment as an educational development specialist focusing on: curriculum assessment and evaluation design, SoTL, and meaningful student engagement. She seeks to create collaborative opportunities including the new University of Saskatchewan SoTL Clusters and the national ED evaluation action group.

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2016 Career Award: Nicola Simmons

Distinguished Educational Developer Career Award 2016

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Nicola Simmons is a faculty member in Brock’s Graduate and Undergraduate Education Department. She was Chair, Educational Developers Caucus; Founding Chair of SoTL Canada; Vice-President, Canada, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; and Vice-President, SoTL, Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She researches faculty and student learning processes and interactions, particularly adult lifelong learning, development, and meaning-making. Her two true loves, however, are teaching and creating and supporting capacity-building communities. In 2016 she was awarded Brock University’s Faculty of Education Award for Excellence in Teaching and also Brock’s overall Award for Distinguished Teaching.

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2016 Career Award: Jeanette McDonald

Distinguished Educational Developer Career Award 2016

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Jeanette McDonald has worked in educational development (ED) for more than 15 years at two institutions: Guelph and Laurier. She has a doctorate of education and a research interest in pedagogy and educational development. A primary focus of her work at Laurier is curriculum development and instructional support at the individual, departmental, and institutional levels. She is active in the educational development community, participating in multiple action groups, serving on the EDC executive (2007-2011) and STLHE board (2015 -), mentoring and supporting the development of others (e.g., EDC Institute), publishing (e.g., first EDC Guide), and partnering on collaborative projects (e.g., Pathways to the Profession).

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