BPK prof honored with SFU Excellence in Teaching Award

March 11, 2021

Congratulations to Victoria Claydon, professor in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology who is one of three educators to win a 2021 SFU Excellence in Teaching Award.

These outstanding educators are nominated by faculty and students, and recognized for their enthusiastic and innovative teaching, their ability to stimulate students to think creatively and critically, and their demonstrated caring for student learning.

Claydon is a researcher and teacher with a passion for physiology. Her research focuses on human cardiovascular control in health and disease. She has made significant contributions to understanding how impaired cardiovascular responses contribute to disorders of blood pressure control and fainting, as well as the impact of spinal cord injury on cardiovascular regulation. Claydon also conducts field studies examining the impact of residence at high altitude on the cardiovascular system.

In the classroom, Claydon shares her love of physiology with undergraduate and graduate students, emphasizing experiential learning, critical thinking, and real-world connections in her teaching.

Claydon received her PhD from the University of Leeds (UK) in Cardiovascular Medicine and joined SFU in 2008. She is a Fellow of the American Autonomic Society, a Principal Investigator with the ICORD spinal cord injury centre at UBC, and an Affiliated Investigator with the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.