Arash Shahi, exceptional teaching by a student award recipient, 2012

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Arash Shahi is a graduate student who is completing his Ph.D. in the field of Arash ShahiConstruction Management. Since joining the University of Waterloo in Fall 2002 as an undergraduate student, Arash has developed into a respected teaching assistant and mentor. His strong teaching abilities are recognized by those in his own department as he was assigned a sessional lecturer position in a 3B course with a class size of over 110. In course critiques, students consistently praise his efforts stating “Arash is very good at answering questions and guiding students.” Arash’s influence extends beyond the classroom to instructing and mentoring other graduate students to develop as teachers, through his work with the Centre for Teaching Excellence. It is noteworthy that his contribution to teaching excellence is in a broad range of areas.