Sheri Fabian, university lecturer in the School of Criminology, received a prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship.

3M national teaching fellowship honours SFU lecturer Sheri Fabian


Criminology lecturer Sheri Fabian offers three gifts to her students and colleagues: opportunity, personal growth and an understanding of both the privilege and obligations that accompany teaching and learning.

These exceptional contributions earned her a 2019 3M National Teaching Fellowship and an invitation to join its prestigious cohort devoted to the art of teaching. The fellowship is awarded by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

“Sheri is a passionate and committed educator, who has had an enormous impact on the lives of students, facilitating their development as critical, complex and confident thinkers.  She also is an incredible mentor not only of students and teaching assistants but also of other faculty. SFU is a richer place because Sheri is part of our learning and teaching community,” says Dr. Elizabeth Elle, SFU’s vice-provost and associate vice-president, learning and teaching.

The award recognition gives Fabian a national platform to facilitate discussion, encourage growth, and learn from others about transformative issues facing post-secondary institutions.

Among these is Canada’s obligation to decolonize curricula, and to incorporate Indigenous knowledges in classrooms and institutions. Fabian embraces this obligation, using her 15 years of research on behalf of residential school survivors to help others appreciate the real and immediate need for action....

Read more on the School of Criminology web site →

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