Criminology Senior Lecturer Sheri Fabian (left) and SIAT Senior Lecturer Chantal Gibson received 2016 Excellence in Teaching Awards from SFU. Photo credit: Greg Ehlers, Creative Studio

Criminology, Faculty, Awards

Criminology's Sheri Fabian receives SFU's highest honour for teaching

March 15, 2017

Creating empowering classroom environments for students that celebrate diversity, accessibility and inclusivity is at the forefront of Criminology Senior Lecturer Sheri Fabian’s teaching philosophy.

It’s also the core reason she received recognition for her efforts with SFU’s highest honour for teaching: the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award.

It doesn’t take official acknowledgment to find evidence of Fabian’s dedication to teaching – just ask one of the many students lined up outside her door during office hours. Fabian is known for her approachable, caring teaching style that she is constantly striving to improve for both herself and her students.

“One of my greatest rewards is when students tell me that their learning experience led to a better understanding of themselves, their view of the world, and better yet, when they email me long after a course ends to say how skills they learned in one of my classes have transferred to the workplace,” says Fabian, who is also associate director of undergraduate programs in the School of Criminology.