Sally Belinda Parminter Haag, recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award, 1993

Classical Studies

Sally Haag has been a faculty member in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Waterloo since 1964. Always approachable, warm, and infinitely helpful, Sally has eased the growing pains of countless students. Although her on-campus courses all offer copious instances of her enthusiasm, skill, and care, it is in teaching correspondence courses that her talents are especially visible. The University's advisor on distance education and editor of “Distance Teaching News” for seven years, she is the author of two handbooks now in use across the country and beyond. Her passionate belief in the value of distance education and lifelong learning is an inspiration. Deeply committed also to the ideals of liberal education as exemplified by the study of ancient Greece, and Rome, Sally provides in her personal and professional life an illustration of everything she believes in. Her warm and human touch is irresistible, her self-effacing ways endearing; in her Horace would have found a soul-mate. To give a student the last word: “She has answered the call of her professorship, above and beyond the call of duty, and we all love her for it.

[Professor Haag died in 2013]