Staff Excellence Awards

Suzanne in the classroom

Congratulations to Dr Suzanne Boniface, who was awarded a Teaching Excellence Award last week for her commitment to teaching Chemistry at the 100-level.

Suzanne is credited with having modernised the 100-level Chemistry curriculum and for introducing innovative techniques such as the use of clickers, online quizzes and rapid feedback methods designed to encourage and motivate students as well as providing methods for gauging student understanding and for improving engagement with the course material.

Suzanne engages Chemistry students by making classes relevant through the use of stories and anecdotes that make connections between abstract concepts and the ‘real’ world.

While Suzanne is open to using student feedback as a driver to instigate changes in her teaching practice, she is also actively involved in seeking new initiatives in science education through her contact with other chemistry educators and her engagement with evidence based research.