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REF NO.: 163

SUBJECT: Memorial University professor receives Motivational Teaching Award

DATE: May 1,2003

Dr. Michael Parmenter is the recipient of the sixth annual Motivational Teaching Award. The award was announced by undergraduate and graduate students of Memorial's Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Dr. Parmenter is well known among mathematics students for his careful, involving style of lecture, and for his tireless devotion to encouraging student participation in various math competitions, be it on a local, national or international level.

The Motivational Teaching Award honours those faculty members in the department whose skill in the classroom, involvement in student life, and enthusiasm for the subject have contributed to the desire of students to pursue studies in mathematics and statistics. Nominations are solicited from the student body each year, and a committee comprised of both undergraduate and graduate students makes the final selection from the list of nominees.

For more on the award, including a list of past winners, see www.math.mun.ca/index.php3?content=includes/departmentalawards/mta.html.

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