May 28, 2020
The Dean of UBC Faculty of Education, Dr. Blye Frank announced Lynn Wainwright as the winner of the 2020 UBC Faculty of Education Alumni Teacher of the Year Award!
Ms. Wainwright has been noted to be “a storyteller, a teacher, a deep thinker, a mentor and an Elder to our young people.” As an Indigenous leader she has been described as “knowledgeable and thoughtful in her work, and encourages teachers to build capacity in this area by inquiring into their own identities and histories and knowledge of Indigenous people.” And she has been known to “ask difficult questions in order to promote deep critical thinking that can shift practice.” This work is critically important to the betterment of our society. Dr. Blye Frank, Dean and Professor, in the Faculty of Education, presented the award during a virtual ceremony to celebrate Lynn’s achievements. Congratulations Lynn!
Images above shows Dean Frank presenting this years’ award during a zoom meeting with Lynn Wainwright’s colleagues.