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Congratulations to the recipient of the 2021 Dr. and Mrs. H.H. Saunderson Award for Excellence in Teaching

June 15, 2021 — 


Jason Peeler“I have not taught, unless the student has learned.”

Such is the personal philosophy embraced by Dr. Jason Peeler, an educator in the field of musculoskeletal anatomy.

A dedicated teacher, Dr. Peeler has delivered clinically relevant teaching of the highest quality to diverse programs at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.

Over many years, students have praised Dr. Peeler for his teaching style, innovative pedagogy and professionalism. Students value his feedback and engagement in case-based learning, small-group tutorials, online quizzes, and formal exams, with an ability to provide clear, concise and practical examples to reinforce difficult anatomical and clinical concepts.

One student noted: “He is the only professor I have worked with who can make every student in a 100-seat theatre feel like they are receiving one-on-one instruction individualized to their needs.”

Dr. Peeler introduced several innovative learning resources to the medical program’s first and second year musculoskeletal courses that have resulted in outstanding student satisfaction ratings.

He explains: “As a teacher, I believe it is my responsibility to engage students in a manner that encourages, supports, and facilitates an interactive learning environment, allowing students to realize their full learning potential.”

He has received continuous recognition for his teaching excellence.  The Manitoba Medical Student Association has nominated Dr. Peeler for teaching awards in several categories over the past decade, awarding him the Med I Best Course Award in 2017 and the Teaching Award for Innovation in 2020.  He also received the University Merit Award for Teaching in 2012.

Dr. Peeler played a major role in the development of  the extensive renovations creating the Dr. George Yee Laboratory of Anatomical Sciences, a state-of-the-art, award-winning teaching facility that will meet the learning demands of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students for many years to come.

At the national level, Dr. Peeler has contributed to the development, implementation and evaluation of national accreditation standards for numerous medical and allied health professional programs. His medical education research has been published in an internationally-recognized textbook, peer-reviewed journals, and presented at national and international symposia and conferences.

For his contributions as an exceptional and dedicated teacher and for his outstanding educational leadership, the University of Manitoba is honoured to present Dr. Jason Peeler with the Dr. and Mrs. H.H. Saunderson Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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