Congratulations to Dr Peter Ostafichuk (a.k.a. “Dr. Pete”), recipient of the 2016/2017 Margaret Fulton Award!
On March 6, 2017, UBC announced the recipients of the Margaret Fulton Award, an award granted to an outstanding individual who has made a contribution to student development and the university community in honour of Dr Margaret Fulton’s commitment to university access and student learning. Dr Fulton was a distinguished educator in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education. She served as the Dean of Women at UBC and University President, Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax.
As a professor of teaching, Dr. Pete’s primary focus is on teaching and academic leadership. He is an advocate of Team-Based Learning and other innovative teaching approaches. Described as a “catalyst for change in engineering education”*, Dr Pete is the recipient of other notable teaching awards, including the 3M National Teaching Fellowship and the Killam Teaching Prize. He is also the current Chair of First Year Engineering, and was instrumental in the creation of the MECH 2 program.
For a complete list of this year’s Student Development Award Recipients, please visit: Student Development Award Recipients.