Waterloo's Distinguished Teacher Awards
The Distinguished Teacher Award (DTA), UWaterloo’s most prestigious teaching accolade, is awarded by the University Senate each year “in recognition of a continued record of excellence in teaching at the University of Waterloo.” The recipients are chosen by a committee of students, faculty, staff and alumni based on nominations from the university community. Faculty of Arts teachers hold the most DTA awards than any of the other five faculties at UWaterloo.
Since she joined the University of Waterloo in June 2006, Jee-Hae Lim, associate professor in the School of Accounting and Finance, has been credited with taking a course that students approached with trepidation and turning it into a course that students love. She is known for establishing a personal connection with students, even in large classes – by learning names, doing homework checks in the classroom, and offering career advice during her office hours.