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HS-BC-YK view medal information back to top

The 2012 CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching High School/CEGEP Physics (British Columbia and Yukon) is awarded to

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Mike Hengeveld, Templeton Secondary School, for his teaching excellence in physics, particularly at the junior level. He initiated and still organizers the Junior Physics and Engineering Competition (JPEC), a physics contest for students in grades 8-10. By acting on a need he saw for a physics outreach event that engaged younger high school students, he has encouraged many young people to continue studying physics in high school on to the university level..

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The 2012 CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching High School/CEGEP Physics (Prairies and Northwest Territories) is awarded to

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Brian Dentry, Kildonan-East Collegiate, for his long-standing accomplishment of propelling students to excellence. In addition to regularly producing winners of high school CAP prize exams, having a very high percentage of his students enter graduate work in physics, and giving a large number of teaching workshops in physics over the years, Brian has had a special concern in encouraging members of under-represented groups to enter physics. His new approach to the curriculum in high school math and physics showed a reduction in the dropout and failure rate from 62% to 10%.

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The 2012 CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching High School/CEGEP Physics (Ontario) is awarded to

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Olga Michalopoulos, Georgetown District High School, for her creative approaches in engaging all students in the study of science in general and physics in particular. Her dynamism motivates all students to become involved in science well beyond the classroom, be it in solar car competitions, Grade 11 and Grade 12 physics contests, or a pilot project with the Canadian Space Agency that allowed students to engage via video conference with the Canadian Space Agency to learn about the physics and engineering of space flight. Olga is always at the creative edge of pedagogy, and is a genuine motivator of students in physics.

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The 2012 CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching High School/CEGEP Physics (Atlantic) is awarded to

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Brendan Kelly, Kinkora Regional High School, for his efforts over 35 years are consistently producing students of excellence in physics. Recognized as the unofficial dean of Physics teachers in P.E.I., teachers from across the province and the region seek out his advice for how to improve their teaching of physics students inside and outside the classroom. Brandon introduced the Advanced Placement Program in Physics several years ago, which resulted over time in improved scores and in a greater percentage of students from his school taking university physics.

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The 2012 CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching High School/CEGEP Physics (Quebec and Nunavut) was not awarded this year. decision has not yet been published.

Please check back at a later date.