“She loved anything that was exciting, that involved
a change of scene, where there were new people
and where things were pleasant...”
Dr. TA Loeffler's life is like a series of short stories. There's the one where she led a group of women to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. Then there's the one where she set out to climb Everest. Most recently there's the story where her teaching methods landed her a major national award.
Dr. Loeffler, a professor in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, is one of just 10 Canadian university professors to receive this year's 3M National Teaching Fellowship. The award, the only one of its kind in Canada, goes to those who exemplify the very best in innovative teaching at the post-secondary level. Dr. Loeffler believes in experience as a teaching tool, leading her students not just to read, but to do. Moving students to new heights is part of her commitment to Memorial. Moving herself to new heights is her commitment to herself.