Barrie professor earns top teaching award from Lakehead University

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Dr. Mohammad Nasir Uddin

December 19, 2023 – Barrie, Ont.   

A professor of Computer and Electrical Engineering and coordinator of the Electrical Engineering program offered by the Lakehead-Georgian Partnership has received the most prestigious teaching award bestowed by Lakehead University. 

Dr. Mohammad Nasir Uddin, who is at the Georgian College campus in Barrie, is this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Instructor Award.

This award recognizes an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution to teaching excellence, educational innovation, and leadership at the University over a number of years. 

“I feel truly honoured and humbled to be recognized with this award,” Dr. Uddin said. 

“It reflects my strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students in our Electrical Engineering program and preparing them for professional careers in the field.” 

Upon conferring the award to Dr. Uddin, Lakehead University’s Senate Teaching and Learning Committee noted his impressive and distinguished list of accomplishments, and his reputation among students and colleagues as a gifted and compassionate educator. 

The committee also acknowledged Dr. Uddin’s outstanding contribution to developing new undergraduate and graduate programs, and establishing the Renewable Energy, Power Systems & Drives Research Lab in Barrie that has cemented his legacy as a remarkable educator and researcher. 

“Dr. Uddin is a tremendous teacher and academic leader who always puts his students first,” said Dr. Janusz Koziński, Dean of Engineering at Lakehead University. 

“He thoroughly deserves this recognition for his work with undergraduate and graduate students, and the important role he plays as mentor and role model for our team of professors in Barrie.”












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