Dr. Baljit Singh, professor and associate dean of research at the WCVM. Photo: David Stobbe.

Singh receives international teaching award

A Western College of Veterinary Medicine professor who is well known for his teaching and research expertise was one of 11 individuals to receive an international award that celebrates contributions to teaching, learning and technology.

Dr. Baljit Singh, the WCVM's associate dean of research and a professor of anatomy in the college's Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, received the 2012 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology this spring.

The prestigious award, which is sponsored by CafeScribe, recognizes creative contributions to teaching, learning and technology at colleges and universities.

The awards were presented during the 23rd International Conference on College Teaching and Learning that was held near Jacksonville, Fla., from April 9-13.

Singh is the recipient of other teaching honours including the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award in 2003, the University of Saskatchewan's Master Teaching Award in 2008 and was among 10 Canadian professors who were selected as 3M National Teaching Fellows in 2009. He was also part of the College's teaching team who received the inaugural U of S Provost's Prize for Innovative Practice in Teaching and Learning in 2008.

Besides his teaching, Singh is also a highly productive researcher whose research program focuses on cell and molecular biology of lung inflammation as well as aspects of nanomedicine.
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