Boley receives Killam Teaching Award for Science instructors

June 13, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Aaron Boley for receiving the Killam Teaching Award for Science instructors this year. The award acknowledges outstanding contributions made by teaching faculty in Science. Nominations may be made by students, alumni or faculty. 

Professor Aaron Boley is a dynamic teacher who takes risks to foster deeper learning processes in astronomy. In his classes, Professor Boley provides an abundance of resources and uses peer discussions to address the variation in student backgrounds and experience. By including entertaining but effective in-class demonstrations, such as jumping off tables to "escape the earth's orbit," Professor Boley helps students get a better grasp of astronomy concepts. Students appreciate the innovative ways in which he delivers the content and fosters creativity when exploring the physical world.

"I am honoured to receive this award," said Aaron. "The students have taught me a great deal about teaching, and I hope that they have learned as much from me as I have learned from them." Aaron has taught Astronomy 407/507, Astronomy 101, Astronomy 405, and Physics 216. Astronomy 101 and Physics 216 were taught during the Killiam nomination period.

For more information about the Killam Teaching Award, visit the Faculty of Science website.