2010 Medal Winners | francais

The 2010 CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching High School/CEGEP Physics (British Columbia and Yukon)

is awarded to

Philip Freeman

winner citation

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the 2010 CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching High School/CEGEP Physics (British Columbia and Yukon) is awarded to Philip Freeman, Richmond Secondary School (Richmond, BC), in recognition of for his efforts over the course of his twenty years as a high school physics teacher. Mr Freeman has taught a wide variety of physics math and philosophy courses and inspired thousands of students with his curiosity about the natural world and his passion for the paradigms of physics. His students have excelled in contests, in post-secondary studies and in their careers and many recognize Mr Freeman as a teacher that sowed seeds of curiosity and cultivated habits of inquiry that ultimately contributed significantly to their development as thinkers, professionals and citizens. A long-time member of the BC Association of Physics Teachers, Mr Freeman is as committed to communicating the beauty of physics to his peers as he is to his students. He is a frequent workshop presentater, a writer/editor with the TRIUMF Outreach video series and has been a mentor for many new teachers over the course of his career. The CAP would like to acknowledge his significant contributions to physics education in British Columbia by presenting Mr Freeman with the first ever CAP High school Physics Teacher Award for the BC region. announcement

Philip Freeman has majored in philosophy and English Literature and has a degree in both mathematics and physics. He is an extremely dedicated teacher and is able communicate with individuals from many different professional and cultural backgrounds. As a result he not only works very well with his own students and has mentored other teachers, presented at numerous workshops at professional days and conferences and has developed a DVD, workbook and other support materials associated with Outreach at the TRIUMF accelerator located on the UBC campus. He is also a member of the American Mathematical Society, and the American Association of Physics Teachers and a executive member and vice president of the British Columbia Association of Physics Teachers. nominator citation

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