Professor Philip Hultin Memorial Pedagogy Fund


This fund will be used to support one or more Faculty of Science students to assist Faculty members in developing any aspect of science pedagogy and curriculum development including but not limited to: the development of new laboratory and lecture content; the development of teaching media including digital media and textbooks; the development of student performance evaluation tools; the development of self-learning and self-testing tools for students; the development of web sites and tools for student communication; and the development of tools such as software that advances student learning in the Faculty of Science. The funds are meant to encourage curriculum development and assist Faculty members but also should help enhance student interest in science education and develop their skills in this endeavor.

Application Deadline

January 10, 2019

Award Eligibility

Faculty of Science Undergraduate Students, who hold with a minimum cumulative GPA 3.0.

Application Form

Please download and complete the fillable PDF application form and submit to Tanya Zacharias, email


Philip G. Hultin was a Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry from 1993 to 2018. Dr. Hultin was a passionate teacher, mentor and researcher. He served for many years as a Faculty of Science Senator where he channeled his love of all branches of learning, including the sciences, humanities and music, to vigorously promote the education of our students. Dr. Hultin devoted significant time and effort to creating original course material and developing the Chemistry curriculum, and was deeply committed to advancing students’ critical thinking skills. Through his teaching of Organic and Introductory Chemistry, Phil taught his students how to analyze problems, separating out the irrelevant details from the essential facts and teaching them how to construct an argument. Professor Hultin was beloved by his undergraduate and graduate students alike who recognized his passion and prowess for teaching by nominating him for numerous teaching awards. By the time of his passing at the age of 57, Professor Hultin had won 8 awards for his outstanding undergraduate teaching and graduate student mentoring. In their nominations, students expressed how much they benefited from his teaching skills, their great respect for him, and how much their learning depended on the respect he gave to all his students.

Terms of Reference

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