Douglas Wilson

SFU Excellence in Teaching Award, 2002

Department of Biology
Faculty of Science

Mr. Douglas R. Wilson received the 2002 SFU Excellence in Teaching Award.

He believes it's more valuable for students to master concepts than to just memorize information, a philosophy he promotes “by framing my lectures on concepts and devising short laboratory exercises and problems that illustrate them.”   In addition, he says, “I've learned that by evaluating students relative to a fixed scale, rather than relative to each other, students are more willing to teach each other since they don't lose out by doing so.”

Faculty profile page: https://www.sfu.ca/biology/people/profiles/dwilson.html

SFU News story: http://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/sfu_news/archives_2003/sfunews02060310.shtml