Monday, December 16, 2013

Faculty of Science Excellence in Teaching Award

I'm really proud and honoured to have recently received one of our Faculty of Science Excellence in Teaching Awards! I got it last week at the faculty Christmas lunch.  Here's a photo from the event and the info posted to the School of Computer Science website.


The 2013 Faculty of Science Holiday Reception was the occasion for Mrs. Gail Carmichael to receive a Faculty of Science Excellence in Teaching Award. The award acknowledges Gail's teaching achievements and initiatives. Gail has a real passion for teaching computer science.

Besides all her teaching commitment, she has published four peer-reviewed papers on computer science teaching. The most recent one has been published in the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. Gail has an impressive list of extra-curricular activities that reflect her commitment to teaching computer science for girls. They include advisory board membership to the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, mentor for the Carleton University Women in Science and Engineering Mentoring Program, both organizer and instructor for Girl Develop It! Ottawa, and co-chair for communities committee of the conference Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. She has given numerous talks to present her views on computer science teaching. Her latest one was entitled Gram's House: Encouraging Girls to Consider Computer Science Through Games was presented at the 2013 conference Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

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