President's Report 2006 | Honour Roll

3M Teaching Fellowship

Dr. Georg Gunther

Dr. Georg Gunther
Mathematics, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College

Educated at the University of Toronto, where he received his bachelor of science, master's of science and his PhD, Dr. Georg Gunther has been a valued member of Memorial University's Sir Wilfred Grenfell College since 1977. Prior to coming to Newfoundland and Labrador, Dr. Gunther was a research assistant at the Technical University of Munich and an assistant professor at Scarborough College. Dr. Gunther is heralded by his students and colleagues as a brilliant educator. For him, mathematics education is a personal and professional passion because it is a pathway to student empowerment. His gift lies in the creation of engaging campus wide learning environments which extend beyond his classroom.

In 1994, he won Memorial's President's Award for Distinguished Teaching and has been honoured with the Atlantic Association of Universities Award for Distinguished Teaching. Dr. Gunther was named head of the college's Division of Science in 1996, a position he held until 2002. Today, he is program chair of the General Science Program at Grenfell and a prolific member of the Division of Science (Mathematics).

To read more about Dr. Gunther, see the 2005 Presidents Report