‘Cameron Tiesma is by far the most organized, clear and interesting lecturer I have had […] during the four years of my degree,’ commented one student in a teaching and course evaluation.
Cameron Tiesma, a part-time professor at the Faculty of Engineering, received this year’s Part-time Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching. As a professor, Mr. Tiesma has repeatedly taught the key course GNG4170 ‘Engineering and the Law’ to thousands of undergraduate students since 1998. In his letter of nomination, Colin Rennie, Chair and professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, mentioned: “GNG4170 is the first exposure of engineering students to the principles and application of law. Given the content of the course, this is a challenging teaching assignment. Remarkably, Mr. Tiesma consistently achieves some of the highest teaching evaluation scores in our faculty.”
The previous dean of the Faculty, Claude Laguë, shared his own reaction to this recognition: “Since 2006, I have had the pleasure of writing official letters of congratulations to Cameron for the outstanding evaluations of his teaching by the students not once, not twice, but eight times in total!”
“On behalf of all students, professors and staff at the Faculty of Engineering, I want to congratulate Mr. Cameron Tiesma for this well-deserved honour. I also wish to thank him heartily for all his past, present and future contributions to the education of our students. Congratulations, Cameron!”