Desautels professor Sujata Madan receives prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship

Published: 25 February 2020

Professor of Practice Sujata Madan was named one of ten 2020 3M National Teaching Fellows—the highest recognition of individual teaching excellence and educational leadership at the university level. The Fellowship is
jointly managed by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and 3M Canada.

“Sujata Madan is an inspirational leader and a charismatic teacher of financial literacy. She is an innovator who has found ways to help learners, from undergraduate students to seasoned business professionals, to advance their financial skills,” states the citation on the STLHE website. “Sujata is devoted to training the leaders of tomorrow and to assuring her students are ready to adapt and excel, in tune with an ever-changing environment. She does this by giving her students opportunities to apply theory to the real world and building intuitive thinking. The generosity she shows to her students transcends the classroom walls, inspiring them to become giving and empathetic people.”

Since joining McGill University in 2005, Professor Madan has become one of the University’s primary standard bearers in its mission to enhance its quality of teaching. Her unparalleled enthusiasm has made a lasting impression on finance students in undergraduate and graduate programs who see her not only as a teacher, but as a mentor, a champion, and a friend. With an innate ability to translate complex concepts into relevant and digestible content, Professor Madan helps to bridge the gap between theory and the real world.

“This award belongs squarely to my students,” says Professor Madan. “They are the ones who constantly teach me how to be a better teacher. Their constant love and support gives me the confidence to try out crazy teaching techniques, including inane analogies, and their enthusiasm and curiosity push me to ensure that they leave class feeling empowered.”

Professor Madan’s recognition as a 3M National Teaching Fellow is a reflection of the skill, passion, and dedication that she brings to her daily life at McGill University. As a 3M National Teaching Fellow, Professor Madan will become a lifetime member of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), a national organization dedicated to advancing teaching and learning in higher education.

About the 3M National Teaching Fellowship

Established in 1986, the 3M National Teaching Fellowship is sponsored jointly by 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). The Fellowship is a remarkable example of private sector and not-for-profit educational cooperation and has earned an enviable national and international reputation. It is the only pan-Canadian, cross-disciplinary recognition of educational leadership and excellence in university teaching.

The Fellowship recognizes university teachers who have demonstrated leadership in enhancing post-secondary teaching excellence locally, nationally, and often internationally; and superlative undergraduate teaching, sustained over several years.

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