Lynda Bentley Poole wins MSU award for teaching
Mar 26, 2018
Left: Nancy Sinclair, Lynda Bentley Poole, Tracey Jewiss
Right: Jessica Roloson
“It is said that nursing is both an art and a science. The same can be said of teaching,’ says Lynda Bentley Poole, assistant professor in the School of Nursing. She won the McMaster Student Union teaching award for nursing this year. She and her colleagues, who were also nominated, were honoured at an awards ceremony that took place on Wednesday, March 21.
“I am but one member of a wonderful group of colleagues in the School of Nursing who are passionate about teaching,” says Bentley Poole. “The knowledge that we facilitate an understanding of is essential. However, it is the behaviors we role-model that are often most influential, and I believe serve to motivate learners. Through words and actions, my goal is to create a safe and positive learning environment for the students in my classes. I am grateful for every opportunity I continue to have to positively influence our future nursing professionals.”
Dr. Pam Baxter is the Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Nursing Education Programs. “I am thrilled to learn that four of our BScN faculty members were nominated for the prestigious MSU Teaching Award,” says Baxter. “It is a true testament to their passion for teaching and their commitment to students. I am not surprised that Lynda Bentley-Poole was the award recipient this year. Lynda approaches each new class with enthusiasm and has a unique ability to integrate both scholarship and humour into her teaching. It’s wonderful when outstanding faculty are recognized by the broader McMaster community.”