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UNB’s Dr. Emin Civi wins 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Feb 19, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John

Dr. Emin Civi has been recognized for his many efforts at UNB Saint John with a 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award.

As a professor of business at UNB’s Saint John campus, Dr. Civi joins an esteemed list of past recipients recognized both for their excellence in the classroom and for their educational leadership.

Dr. Civi has received numerous teaching awards as a direct result of his enthusiasm for teaching and commitment to his students over the course of his 14 years at UNB.

“Emin is the epitome of what a professor should be,” says Dr. Rob Moir, acting dean of business on the Saint John campus. “He is admired by his colleagues, staff and his students. If there is anything extra he can do to help his students succeed, he does it.”

In addition to his regular class requirements, Dr. Civi has founded a number of programs within the business faculty to propel teaching excellence, spearheaded launching a marketing major and created mentorship opportunities for professors.

“I am extremely honoured and pleased to be named as a 3M National Teaching Fellow. I am humbled to be recognized for work that I love doing and value very much,” said Dr. Civi.

“I am deeply thankful to my students, mentors, colleagues, former teachers, administrators, and my family who have all made this possible. I am excited to join this group of inspiring individuals, with the hope that by sharing our ideas, it will help us to strengthen the culture of teaching excellence at UNB and other institutions.”

Established in 1986, the 3M National Teaching Fellowship is sponsored jointly by 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. The Fellowship is a remarkable example of private sector and not-for-profit educational cooperation and has earned an enviable national and international reputation. It is the only pan-Canadian, cross-disciplinary recognition of educational leadership and excellence in post-secondary teaching.

Media contact: Heather Campbell