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The King’s University College chemistry professor Peter Mahaffy recently won the prestigious 3M Canada Teaching Fellowship. The award is regarded as Canada’s top teaching award and honors educational leadership and excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Mahaffy, a member of Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in Edmonton, Alberta, is recognized for his contributions to the learning community of King’s University College, where he has taught since 1981, and for his leadership in international science education. “This is the first time that a teacher from a faith-based institution received the 3M award,” said Sherry Travers, in a news release from the school.

“If there is any area of professional success that is by definition never an individual achievement, it is in the rewarding world of teaching and learning,” said Mahaffy.

“It is such a privilege to work with inspirational students and colleagues in our supportive learning community at King’s, and with international collaborators to use the tools of science and science education to help make the world a better place.”

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