It is with great pride that we announce that chemistry teacher, Suzanne Black is the recipient of the 2019 CICan Gold Leadership Excellence Award for Faculty. This honour was presented to her during the annual CICan conference held in Niagara Falls.
The Colleges and Institutes Canada Awards Program recognizes and promotes excellence within Canadian colleges, institutes, CEGEPs and polytechnics. The Awards showcase the extraordinary contribution of individuals to their college/institute communities and highlight the role of our institutions in social, cultural and economic development.
“Suzanne is clearly a gifted teacher and we all appreciate her as an extraordinary individual. For almost 20 years, her pedagogical innovations in the classroom and in her department have been outstanding”, John Halpin, Director General.
“During her career at John Abbott College, Suzanne has been recognized as one of our most dedicated teachers. She has sat on numerous committees and is the current Chair of Academic Council. She has graciously volunteered time as an ambassador for the College, as an academic coach for our varsity program, and as a mentor to her peers. Her influence goes well beyond the classroom; it is ingrained in the very foundation of our institution”, Sean Hughes, colleague Chemistry teacher.