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Fiona Rawle receives 2022 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award

May 6, 2022

University of Toronto Mississauga biology professor Fiona Rawle has been recognized with a 2022 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award - Canada’s most prestigious recognition of excellence in educational leadership and teaching at the post-secondary level. 

“Professor Rawle’s dedication to a teaching philosophy emphasizing kindness, empathy and flexibility has made her an invaluable member of UTM,” says U of T Mississauga’s Vice-Principal, Academic and Dean Rhonda McEwen. “This recognition is richly deserved.” 

The fellowships are sponsored by 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Maclean’s magazine, the awards’ media sponsor, announced the honours May 3.

“The 3M National Teaching Fellowship is so meaningful to me,” says Rawle, who is also U of T Mississauga's associate dean, undergraduate, and the director of the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre (RGASC). “I’m really looking forward to meeting and collaborating with the other award winners. It’s a reminder to me about what is so important in scholarly work and teaching practice – relationships with colleagues, collaborators and students.” 

In 2018, Rawle received the University of Toronto President’s Teaching Award and the OCUFA (Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations) Teaching Award. She’s also a past recipient of the E.A. Robinson Teaching Excellence Award and the University of Toronto Early Career Teaching Award.  

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Read about Rawle in University of Toronto Magazine