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Tonia Richards Receives President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Tags: Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

Congratulations to Professor Tonia Richards for receiving the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Tonia first joined Humber as a part time faculty member and then became a full time faculty member in 2015.  Throughout this time at Humber, she has exemplified a commitment to inclusive and equitable teaching both inside and outside the classroom. Tonia teaches courses in interpersonal skills, conflict management, placement seminar and interviewing skills.  ​

Knowing that degree of vulnerability that surfaces in their courses, and in order to connect with students where they are emotionally and cognitively entering these conversations, Tonia employs cognitive behavioural therapeutic strategies that are deeply rooted in empathic and non-judgmental approaches, in conjunction with a deep understanding of socio-political issues to encourage her students to ground their interactions with others in the lived realities of the people with whom they will eventually work with.

​To read more about Tonia’s achievements, please visit the HROE Recognition and Awards Website here.

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