Celebrating engineering excellence: U of T Engineering honours 11 faculty and staff
Jason Foster (EngSci) won the Faculty Teaching Award
This award is for a teacher who demonstrates outstanding classroom instruction, develops and uses innovative teaching methods, and goes above and beyond to ensure the best possible learning experience for students.
Since joining EngSci in 2005, Jason has developed and taught a number of mandatory capstone and cornerstone design courses and played an important role in developing other capstone design courses across the Faculty. In 2010, he worked closely with the vice-dean, undergraduate to establish the Engineering Design Education Group as a means of promoting increased collaboration among the Faculty’s design instructors. Regarded as an expert in design education, Jason has been active in initiatives related to design education outside the Faculty in partnership with organizations such as OISE and the Toronto District School Board. His research on engineering education has been presented at conferences for the Canadian Engineering Education Association and the American Society for Engineering Education.