PhD candidate Kyle Pushkarenko was nominated by supervisor Dr. Janice Causgrove Dunn for his role as primary instructor for: PAC 137; PERLS 207 – Adapted Physical Activity and Leisure for Diverse Populations; PEDS 207; PEDS 409; and PEDS 471. Kyle was also nominated for his role as teaching assistant for: PERLS 304 – Advanced Sociology of Sport and Leisure; and KIN 471 – Physical Activity for Individuals with Developmental Impairments (2015/2016 academic year).
“I am thrilled to be recognized for the teaching roles I have held within the faculty. In particular, I feel honoured for the recognition within a faculty that has so many exceptional graduate student instructors. I am extremely grateful for the mentorship that I have received here at the University of Alberta. This award adds to my aspiration of continuing my teaching career at the post-secondary level, and encourages me in my pursuit to constantly create new ways of stimulating the critical thought and interests of students in the learning environment.”
“For the last four years, through both primary instructor and teaching assistant roles, Kyle has made a significant and positive contribution toward our undergraduate programs and students.” says Dr. Janice Causgrove Dunn. “The feedback we receive from students is consistently positive, with the majority of the comments praising Kyle’s knowledge of the subject and engaging teaching methods. He was a clear choice for this award.”