Teaching Medal for UC Business School academics - UC Business School - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

UC Teaching Medal for UC Business School academics

The University of Canterbury Teaching Medal is awarded in recognition of an outstanding and sustained contribution to teaching in the University. The Teaching Medal is the University's highest award for teaching excellence.

Nominations normally open in January with an awards ceremony held later in the year.

UC Teaching Medal 2017

Associate Professor Ekant Veer, Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Associate Professor Ekant Veer

The University of Canterbury will present Associate Professor Ekant Veer, from the Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship department, with the Teaching Medal for 2017.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Dr Hamish Cochrane, who is Chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee that recommends a winner to UC Council, says that this year’s medallist was a particularly strong candidate with a proven record as an “outstanding teacher”.

“Associate Professor Veer is an innovative teacher who is passionate about teaching and enabling his students to apply their theoretical knowledge to real world problems to create practical, digital marketing solutions for companies,” Dr Cochrane says.

“His work is also used as teaching material in many different contexts beyond his influence with UC students – locally as part of the Canterbury District Health Board training about public health and health promotion, nationally by the New Zealand Red Cross and internationally by his lectures on teaching effectiveness across Australian universities.”

Associate Professor Veer has a track record of teaching excellence, both in New Zealand and prior to that at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. He has previously been recognised with a UC Teaching Award and five Lecturer of the Year Awards from the UCSA since he joined UC in 2010.

Ekant Veer staff profile (Department website).
Ekant Veer research profile (UC SPARK website)

Previous teaching medal winners from the College of Business and Law

Year UC Teaching Medal
2015 Dr Herb de Vries
Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
2014 Associate Professor Paul Ballantine
Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Professor John Burrows
School of Law

For more information see the UC Teaching Medal webpage

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