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(L-R) Naomi Steenhof, Sandra Bjelajac Mejia, Scott Walker and Ian Crandall 

Pharmacy faculty recognized for outstanding teaching

August 16, 2021

Naomi SteenhofSandra Bjelajac Mejia, Scott Walker and Ian Crandall of the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy have been named the PharmD 2021 Professors of the Year for their excellent teaching and support.

“Excellent professors deliver the content in an engaging way to students, and link and situate the content within the curriculum and the broader practice of pharmacy,” said Natalie Crown, director of the PharmD program. “They also demonstrate that they are invested in the student experience in their course.”

The awards are student-driven, with students in each year of the program voting for the professor that they want to recognize.

“What’s special about this award is that it’s student-led and chosen,” said Crown. “As a faculty member, it’s really rewarding to be recognized by the students for the effort you’ve put in to developing and delivering the course, and that makes this award so meaningful to faculty members.”

Steenhof, an assistant professor, teaching stream, said she owed much of her improvement as a professor to the advice of previous students..

“Given the value that I place on student feedback, I may be prouder of this award than any other professional achievement!”

Read the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy story