Dear CityU in Canada community,
Every year CityU presents The President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award is presented to Associate Faculty who have demonstrated significant and sustained contributions to the reputation and quality of the university’s programs. These instructors are recognized by our students and faculty as demonstrating active and continuous high quality instruction that integrates best practices of the CityU Academic Model.
I am proud to announce that this year, Canadian Associate Faculty David Quick was presented The President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Faculty reception prior to the 2019 Commencement Ceremony held in Seattle on June 15. The success of CityU in Canada relies in so many ways on the talents and gifts of Associate Faculty such as David. David has been teaching for CityU in Alberta’s MEd Leadership program since the fall of 2017. He has a heavy teaching load and often travels considerable distances to meet the needs of his students. Anyone familiar with winter driving conditions in Alberta will understand the level of dedication required to brave the roads! David has a clear focus on helping students succeed which is founded in his past experiences as a school district superintendent. As a practitioner scholar, David has a deep understanding of K-12 education and shares both his knowledge and expertise so that students are able to blend their learning in both theory and practical knowledge. As a role model and lifelong learner himself, David always reflects on his own practice and is comfortable asking questions and seeking advice to gain further learning. David is very helpful to students and always makes time for all of their questions regarding their work and research. Not only is David accessible to his students, he is always more than willing to step up when asked to support CityU or his colleagues. As an advocate for the CityU MEd in Leadership program, he inspires upcoming school-based leaders with passion and commitment.
Please join me in congratulating David Quick on his achievement!
Steve Conway PsyD, RCC
Vice President & Associate Provost