TRU professor wins award for innovative teaching

Lyn Baldwin has won a D2L (Desire2Learn) Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning.

The associate professor in the faculty of science at Thompson Rivers University is one of five to receive the award — and the first at TRU.

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A botanist, Baldwin brings her science education together with her drawing and creative non-fiction writing to help her students develop field journals with their observations of plants they are studying.

She said emphasizing the written word helps her students train to pay attention to the relationship between humans and the natural world.

The award is presented by an international cloud-software company at the annual convention of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Letters of support in her nomination package noted Baldwin’s ability to open eyes, inform minds and create perspective and understanding of the natural world. One student, for example, said Baldwin changed her perspective — “I learned to see through a new lens the world around us.”

Baldwin will receive her award at the upcoming conference in Quebec from June 19 to June 22.

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