Dr. Faisal Beg, Professor
Faculty of Applied Sciences Award of Excellence for Teaching
Dr. Beg is highly respected for outstanding teaching in the biomedical engineering option. As one student noted: “Faisal is constantly engaging students in class. It is clear that he is genuinely interested in whether or not we learn the material.” Dr. Beg receives consistent praise from students for his ability to explain complex ideas clearly. In addition, he has strong ties with local organizations and shows tremendous, ongoing commitment to causes, even joining the Alzheimer Society of BC’s Ascent for Alzheimer’s team. In 2010, Dr. Beg’s team made the 7-day, 4,700-metre climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. All of the funds he raised from family, friends, colleagues and industry - $12,000 - were donated to the Alzheimer Society. Dr. Beg has received the prestigious APEG BC Meritorious Achievement Award (2012) in recognition of his research and community impact, and the Faculty of Applied Sciences Award of Excellence for Teaching in 2011.