Kelly Awards nominees: Liza and Sean

Tami Saj

The Kelly Outstanding Teaching Awards recognize core and associate faculty members who are representative of outstanding teaching at Royal Roads. Leading up to the 2020 awards presentation at the Nov. 12 Campus Conversation, we will highlight nominees (in alphabetical order and in pairs) via a special profile on their teaching philosophy.

The nominees profiled this week are Liza Ireland, associate faculty member in the School of Environment and Sustainability and Sean Irwin, School of Business assistant professor and program head.

“Immersed in ecological principles, I help students experience and learn the importance of community, healthy socio-ecological relationships, honouring diversity, and empowerment. They consistently adapt and emerge as responsive, confident, resilient learners; able to respond in diverse ways to developing sustainably through 21st Century challenges,” writes Liza.

Sean’s “teaching philosophy is simple: inspire learners to strive for a better future and give them the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their goals. A multifaceted approach supports learners in becoming confident and thoughtful critical thinkers, and thus helping them on their path to professional and personal success.”

Learn more about Liza and Sean.

All Royal Roads University faculty members who are actively engaged in teaching for-credit or non-credit courses at Royal Roads are eligible to be nominated for the Kelly Outstanding Teaching Awards. A call for nominations is sent out each spring to faculty, staff, and students. Learn more about the awards and see past recipients.