Keith Delaney wins the 2022 Excellence in Science Teaching Award

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Keith Delaney is one of this year’s Faculty of Science Excellence in Science Teaching Award recipients!

This is awarded annually to a maximum of two instructors who have demonstrated sustained, high quality teaching in their undergraduate or graduate courses. The ESTA award was established to recognize and reward excellence in teaching and outstanding instructors within the Faculty of Science. Winners of the ESTA receive a certificate and a monetary award ($2500), which is to be used in support of any teaching activities.

Keith Delaney
Keith is a passionate teacher, dedicated to improving the teaching and learning in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Previously, he served as the Science Teaching Fellow for the department and using the Dean’s Undergraduate Teaching Initiative, developed resources and new teaching tools such as an online module focused on the scientific method. He is the first faculty member from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences to win this award since its establishment in 2011.

Keith is highly involved in all areas of teaching and learning in the department, from supervising undergraduate thesis and coop students to participating in recruitment events and outreach activities. He has more than a decade of experience developing and teaching courses at all levels, from first year introductory labs and lectures to graduate level courses. Keith has made an impact on everyone in the department, from the Chair to the students he teaches.

“Keith is widely regarded as the ‘gold standard’ that we measure our best teaching against,” describes Mario Coniglio, Chair of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

“He has an incredible capability of instilling a sense of wonder and curiosity within the students he teaches,” describes Professor Dave Rudolph.

Kirsten Cadera, an undergraduate student says “Over the five years I have been in this program, Keith has always been one of the most engaging and effective instructors I’ve known.”

Congratulations Keith!