Teaching Innovation Award


UNB professors receive Teaching Innovation Award
Dr. Lashkari, from the faculty of computer science at UNB Fredericton, and Ms. Gordon, with the faculty of nursing at UNB’s Moncton site, were selected as the recipients by the university’s Senates Teaching Awards Committee. The bi-campus body, chaired by Ken Reimer, director of the Centre for Enhanced Teaching & Learning, determines award recipients based on nominations from students and colleagues, as well as submission details of innovative teaching practice.

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UNB computer science faculty member won UNB teaching innovation award for his new teaching technique, Think-Qcussion, December 2020. Dr. Arash Habibi Lashkari, assistant professor at the University of New Brunswick’s faculty of computer science and research coordinator for the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC), recently won a 2019-2020 UNB teaching Innovation Award for his new teaching technique, Think-Qcussion.

Dr. Lashkari believes that every classroom has its own unique community, especially when international students are exhibiting multicultural learning styles. To cater to diverse classroom environments and learners' needs, Dr. Lashkari designed and executed Think-Qcussion in 2010 when he was a lecturer at an international university in East Asia.

“My teaching philosophy is based on the idea that every student possesses a unique learning style that needs to be addressed with a stimulating educational environment,” said Dr. Lashkari. “My role as an instructor is to create an ambience in the classroom that fosters practical learning, while encouraging the learners. My goal is to deliver both professional and expert training to students that will sharpen the skills needed for their careers.”

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