MSE professor recognized for teaching excellence

Assistant Professor Glenn Hibbard receives the 2010 U of T Engineering Early-Career Teaching Award


Dean Cristina Amon, Professor Glenn Hibbard, and department chair, Professor Jun Nogami

April 23, 2010

Congratulations to Professor Glenn Hibbard (MSE), this year’s recipients of the Faculty’s Early-Career Teaching Award. Professor Hibbard was presented with the Early Career Teaching Award, which recognizes an instructor in the early stages of his career who has demonstrated exceptional classroom instruction and teaching methods. He was one of two professors honoured for teaching excellence in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering this year.

Professor Glenn Hibbard is an enthusiastic and passionate teacher who has successfully taken on responsibilities above and beyond that of a junior faculty member. He has obtained outstanding teaching evaluations while maintaining a heavy teaching load and serving as MSE’s Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies. In this role he is leading a complete reorganization of the department’s curriculum. His dedication and approachability make Glenn an in-demand thesis supervisor; he has already supervised 41 undergraduate and 12 graduate students. Glenn is also actively involved in supporting extra-curricular activities and is an excellent spokesperson for the department and the Faculty at recruitment and information events.

“Both professors share a passion for teaching and a dedication to enhancing engineering education that inspires not only our students but our teaching colleagues as well,” said Cristina Amon, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. “I would like to thank them and our entire teaching community for their efforts to provide our graduates with the skills to become outstanding global engineers.”

These awards were presented at the Celebrating Engineering Success Reception on April 22, 2010.