Two UBC Faculty Members Named 2020 3M National Teaching Fellows

February 21, 2020

For the third time in seven years, two UBC faculty members have been recognized for their exceptional contributions to teaching and learning at Canadian universities. Tiffany Potter, Professor of Teaching in the Department of English Language and Literatures, and Paul Cubbon, Assistant Dean, Innovation at the UBC Sauder School of Business, have been named 2020 3M National Teaching Fellows.

The award, jointly sponsored by 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), is the highest recognition of individual teaching excellence and educational leadership in Canada.

Every year, the fellowship celebrates up to 10 university and college educators who show leadership in enhancing post-secondary education and a sustained dedication to undergraduate education. Winners become lifetime members of the society, a national organization working to advance teaching and learning in higher education.

Prof. Potter and Asst. Dean Cubbon join 20 other 3M National Teaching Fellows that UBC counts among current and former faculty and alumni.

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 post-secondary teaching.

The Fellowship recognizes university and college teachers who have demonstrated leadership in enhancing post-secondary teaching excellence locally, nationally, and often internationally; and superlative undergraduate teaching, sustained over several years. The 3M National Teaching Fellowship is unique. Fellows receive no tangible rewards, no money or research grants. Instead, they are given a lifetime membership in STLHE and a four-day study retreat together at the Château Montebello in November. They also join a vibrant and energetic Fellowship of over 320 dedicated and inspiring leaders and teachers who have helped shape university education in Canada for almost three decades. 

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