May 4, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Joanna Cannon for receiving a 2020-21 Killam Teaching Prize
As one of six Killam institutions, UBC offers yearly awards from the Killam Endowment Fund to faculty and teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in teaching.
The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching. The Killam Teaching Prize is adjudicated within each faculty at the Vancouver campus, and within the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic at the Okanagan campus.
Dr. Joanna Cannon, Associate Profesor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, joined the UBC Faculty of Education in 2010 after completing her PhD in students with exceptionalities, with a focus on d/Deaf and hard of hearing children’s language and literacy acquisition. Prior, she was an educator of the d/Deaf and hard of hearing for nine years in K-12 itinerant and resource settings in Atlanta, Georgia.
Her current areas of research include language and literacy acquisition of students who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing and/or struggling readers. She works on determining effective grammar and literacy strategies, along with assessment tools, through intervention and validation research. Further, she studies strategies aimed at elementary students who are struggling readers and may benefit from multifaceted academic and language supports.
To learn more about Dr. Cannon’s work, research and publications, visit her profile.
To learn more about the Killam Teaching Prize, visit the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic’s Killam Awards and Fellowships page.
To learn more about 2020/21 Killam Teaching Prize recipient, Dr. Karen Ragoonaden, Professor of Teaching, Okanagan School of Education, UBC Faculty of Education, visit the School’s announcement page.