McGill's Faculty of Education will celebrate the teaching excellence of Naomi Nichols and Lisa Trimble, both of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), through this year's Teaching Awards.
Dr. Naomi Nichols is winner of the Faculty of Education Distinguished Teaching Award, honouring excellence in teaching over a period of years; acknowledging distinguished teaching in all its forms including large lectures, seminars, tutorials, thesis and student teacher supervision; and recognizing commitment to the development of excellence in teaching at McGill and beyond. Naomi Nichols is an Assistant Professor with DISE, where her work focuses on youth, youth-at-risk, homelessness, alternative education, activist scholarship, and educational policy. At the graduate level, Dr. Nichols' courses include Philosophy of Education, Critical Perspectives on Theory and Research in Education, Educational Implications of Social Theory, Sociology of Education, and Research Methods. At the undergraduate level she teaches Language Arts Education; and Human Rights, Ethics and Practice.
Dr. Lisa Trimble has been recognized for her outstanding teaching with The Heather Reisman and Gerald Schwartz Award for Excellence in Teaching. Established in 2011 through a gift from Heather Munroe-Blum and Leonard Solomon-Blum, this award recognizes outstanding teaching by a member of our faculty. Lisa Trimble is a Faculty Lecturer with DISE. Her research looks at community-based education, teacher education, inquiry-based learning, and anti-oppressive education. At the graduate level Dr. Trimble teaches Digital Media and Learning; at the undergraduate level her courses include Media, Education and Technology; and Contemporary Issues in Education.