Distinguished Teaching Award winner recognized in Recreation and Leisure Studies

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Zara Rafferty

Congratulations to Zara Rafferty for being awarded the Distinguished Teacher Award, 2023!

The Distinguished Teaching Award was established by the Senate of the University of Waterloo in December 1975 to recognize the  importance of excellence in teaching at all levels in the University.

Zara is described as charismatic, passionate, and engaging. She builds great rapport with her students, evidenced by the number of students who stay after her lectures to greet and interact with her.

Zara makes an effort to promote engagement and deep learning through strategies such as gamification, simulation, case-based learning, and interactive prompts. Students offer glowing endorsements and a tremendous amount of affection when discussing her teaching: “Zara has shown me what passion for teaching really looks like and that when you love what you do you never work a day in your life”.

Read more about Zara's teaching: https://t.co/hgp6grKJbQ