School of GeoSciences

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Tue, 23/10/2018

Congratulations to Professor Dave Reay who has received the joint Chancellor’s Award for Teaching

There were two awards for teaching presented - to Professors Dave Reay and Pete Higgins.

Professor Reay holds the Chair in Carbon Management & Education in the School of GeoSciences.

Dave’s Teaching Award recognises his development of a world-class suite of climate change and environmental programmes, in collaboration with the Schools of GeoSciences, Economics and the Business School, that are having a global impact.

Professor Higgins holds the Chair of Outdoor and Environmental Education in Moray House School of Education, and the Teaching Award recognises Pete’s devotion to developing and inspiring world-class learning experiences for students at all levels and across many programmes.

The University honoured five staff members with Chancellor’s Awards for their teaching and research excellence and impact.  Beth Biller, David FitzPatrick, Pete Higgins, Richard Morris and Dave Reay were congratulated by the Chancellor and the Lord Lieutenant and Rt. Hon. Lord Provost of Edinburgh at a gala dinner held at the Palace of Holyrood House.

Dave Reay, from the School of GeoSciences, said:

“'I'm chuffed to bits. Working with such amazing colleagues and students on our climate change programmes is such a privilege. The support from alums and friends of the University in supporting so many of our students has been wonderful and to see these graduates making a real difference in tackling climate change all around the world is a joy.”

Dave launched the award-winning MSc in Carbon Management in 2008 and followed this up with launch of the online version in 2014. His climate change programmes now boast a global alumni community of almost 500 'Carbon Masters' addressing climate change in more the 60 nations around the world. Dave has also served as Assistant Principal for Global Environment & Society, leads the University-wide online course in Sustainability, and created the world's first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on 'Nitrogen.

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Professor Dave Reay profile

Chancellor's winners announced

Congratulations to Professor Dave Reay who has received the joint Chancellor’s Award for TeachingCongratulations to Professor Dave Reay who has received the joint Chancellor’s Award for Teaching