By Josh Swan
TVOntario is launching another Best Lecturer competition. A $10,000 scholarship for the school of the winning professor is the top prize. Ryerson history professor Arne Kislenko won the top prize in the inaugural competition.
His winning lecture, which originally aired on Nov. 5, 2005, was about the Soviet Union’s experience of World War II. After winning the award last November, Kislenko told the Eyeopener, “It feels great, it’s one of the best things that could happen to you in a career no matter what you do and I’m very honoured.”
All of the submissions will be narrowed down to the top 10 by a three-person jury from 30 contestants. Natalie Borg, in third-year Information Technology Management said if she nominated a professor, it would be Bharat Shah.
Shah teaches ITM. “He grabs students’ attention. He’s not boring, he knows his material and what he’s talking about,” Borg said. Dale Carl, a professor in the School of Business Management, was also mentionned.
The deadline for nominations this year is Feb. 20.