December 2018 

Vanier College Wins National Education Innovation Award

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
09:30 to 11:00

Vanier College has been awarded a Ken Spencer Award. The EdCan Network recognized our Art in Science Project – where Science pedagogy is wrapped in creativity – as a winner of the 2018 Ken Spencer Awards for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

Three Vanier Faculty members, Jailson Lima, Rhys Adams and Stephen Cohen will be honoured and receive the award at a special event that will be held on Wednesday April 25th at 9:30 a.m. in the Stem Centre (D-301).  


In a news release issued today by the EdCan network it was stated thatWhile traditional science courses rely on lectures and exercise drills to help students memorize complex facts and procedures, the Art in Science Project challenges students to creatively portray scientific concepts through their preferred choice of expression, including visual arts, music, videos, and computer simulations. They share their interests and create something personally meaningful, while developing a deeper understanding of the conceptual frameworks of physics and chemistry. This project requires students’ active engagement, imagination, trial-and-error, the ability to integrate scientific concepts into practice, and the use of higher-level cognitive domains.”

The Ken Spencer Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning was established with the generous contribution of Dr. Ken Spencer to recognize and publicize innovative work that is sustainable and has the potential of being taken up by others and encourage a focus on transformative change in schools.

Stem Centre (D-301)