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Kathy Bickmore

CTL Professor Recognized for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching


Congratulations to Kathy Bickmore, Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, 2010 recipient of OISE’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching.

This award recognizes Kathy’s contributions to teaching excellence – as a teacher, researcher, mentor, and leader.

Kathy has been teaching OISE graduate students and teacher candidates for the past 15 years. Additionally, for the past two years, she has held a leadership appointment as Associate Chair of her Department and previously as Director of the Comparative, International, and Development Education Centre. Her most recent SSHRC-funded research “Peace-Building Dialogue in Schools,” examines how educators may be supported, in different cultural and institutional contexts, to implement conflict dialogue processes.
In addition to her contributions to research on teaching, and her leadership to improve teaching, Kathy is regarded among her students as a role model.

“I have no doubt that as I progress in my doctoral work that I will not only become a better scholar because of Dr. Bickmore’s mentorship, but I myself will become a better teacher,” said PhD candidate Christina Parker.

MEd student Elsa Baptista said, “Dr. Bickmore truly models the pedagogy that she is so passionate about – her classroom is always a democratic space where the voices of all her students are heard.”
Vice-Principal of Iroquois Ridge High School in Oakville and PhD-flex candidate Dean Barnes said, “I have marveled how she has been able to meet not only my needs, but also those of so many students and colleagues. So far, with her guidance, I have been able to accomplish all of my goals in my program and I am currently ready to do my data collection for my study.”

This award will be presented during the annual OISE Awards and Commendations Ceremony.