Engineering Now .: Volume 2 - Edition 10 .: April 21, 2006

McIsaac receives 2005 R. Mohan Mathur Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Kenneth A. McIsaac of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been selected as the winner of the 2005 R. Mohan Mathur Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Faculty of Engineering.

“Dr. Ken McIsaac is recognized with this prestigious award for his superior commitment to teaching excellence, for his dedication and enthusiastic support of the students’ learning experience, and for his outstanding mentorship,” explains Western Engineering Dean, Franco Berruti.

Since joining Western Engineering in January of 2000, Dr. McIsaac has excelled in teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses. These courses include a very challenging Digital Logic Design course, with significant laboratory and design components; a Microprocessors course, with a significant lab component; and Computer Architecture and Introduction to Non-Linear Systems at the graduate level. During the past year, Dr. McIsaac has also been involved as an instructor and co-coordinator of ES050 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation.

“Ken is an outstanding teacher who truly cares about providing students with a first-class learning experience,” explains Dean Berruti. “He involves students in active discussions, challenges them with a large number of engineering problems and is always ready to provide extra help and advice.”

Dr. McIsaac has greatly contributed to the development and modernization of the Computer Engineering Program. He has updated and designed new labs, and introduced new design courses to Western Engineering’s curriculum. During the last accreditation visit, the outstanding job of Dr. McIsaac was particularly praised by the reviewers.

In addition to his traditional classroom teaching, Dr. McIsaac also spends considerable time and energy supporting many student extracurricular activities, including the Student Robotic Club and the IEEE Student Chapter.

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