PhD candidate Steve Coyne honoured with Dean’s Superior Teaching Award

Published: April 24, 2018

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The Superior Teaching Awards recognize some of the Faculty of Arts & Science’s most exceptional sessional lecturers and graduate student course instructors for their contributions to undergraduate education. David Cameron, dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science, presented the  awards on April 19.

Steven Coyne, PhD candidate in our department and Graduate Student Course Instructor, is one of this year’s two recipients, along with Spyridon Kotsovilis, Sessional Instructor in the Department of Political Science.

Steven was nominated for his exemplary work teaching Issues in Philosophy of Law. He is described by students as a caring and welcoming instructor who fosters peer-to-peer discussion and feedback in the classroom. In the words of one student: “Steven created an engaging learning environment, incorporating in-class discussions and group activities.” Another added: “I will never forget the course I took with Steven Coyne – it was the most enjoyable class in my four years at U of T.”

The Department of Philosophy is very proud of the great talent we have in our pool of dedicated Course Instructors, and we congratulate Steve warmly on this well-deserved award.

This is an edited version of a news story written by Christine Elias that appeared in Arts & Science News on April 24, 2018.