UCT staff bag national teaching and learning awards

08 December 2015

UCT staff have won two out of five National Teaching and Learning Awards 2015 from the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa in collaboration with the Council on Higher Education.

Gwamaka Mwalemba, Assoc Prof Elsje Scott and Carolyn McGibbon – Faculty of Commerce

This trio won a team teaching award for a project that integrates carbon footprinting into the information systems curriculum with science students studying project management. The project, which inspires students to make a difference by collating UCT’s carbon footprint, is in its fifth year.

Prof Delawir Kahn – Department of Surgery

Prof Kahn was commended for his contribution to teaching and learning and for providing leadership as patron of the UCT Student Surgical Society. The selection committee noted that his passion for surgery and the desire to share this with students had been instrumental in promoting the popularity of surgery amongst students.

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