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Dr. Jessica Braimoh receiving an MSU Teaching Award

Celebrating teaching excellence in Sociology

Outstanding teaching performance of sociology professor Jessica Braimoh recognized at the annual MSU Teaching Awards.

Mar 22, 2019

Jessica Braimoh, who teaches in both the Canadian Society: Social Problems, Social Policy, and the Law. An Introduction to Sociology and Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Department of Sociology received a student-nominated faculty award. She was among twenty people in the McMaster community who received recognition for their dedication to teaching at the annual McMaster Student Union (MSU) Teaching Awards ceremony held earlier this week.

The awards, which were established in 1978, recognize outstanding teaching performance, including the ability to communicate, approachability and enthusiasm of the instructor. Recipients are determined by the number of nominations as well as class evaluations.

“The Teaching Awards ceremony gathers outstanding educators who, through their teaching excellence, have and will continue to impact the lives of many students,” says Casey Li, the coordinator for the MSU Teaching Awards committee. “Through this ceremony, we want to celebrate the life-changing work that is done every day by leaders in education…and thank them for their commitment to education and creativity, and for their often contagious positive energy. As students, we don’t always tell our educators that we appreciate them, and through this ceremony, we hope they recognize that their students value what they have been doing.”

When asked the secret to her teaching success in Braimoh stated "My love of teaching is a reflection of my love for sociology. For me, the classroom is a space where knowledge about the social world - and by extension our own lives - are illuminated."

Congratulations Jessica on this well-deserved honour.