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Rodrigues earns Teaching Chair position

Dr. Hillary Rodrigues, an internationally renowned religious studies scholar and a reseacher and professor of Religious Studies, has been awarded a Board of Governors Teaching Chair position.

The Board of Governors Teaching Chairs program reaffirms the University's commitment to provide inspirational teaching.

Established in 2007, the teaching chair is awarded to a faculty member who demonstrates an ongoing commitment to teaching excellence and scholarship within the U of L community.

Rodrigues' publications include several books and articles on Indian Culture and Philosophy and the Social Scientific Study of Religion.

Aside from his distinguished career as an Religions studies scholar, Rodrigues' experience as a teacher has spanned the world. Prior to his career at post secondary, Dr. Rodrigues' taught grades 6-12 mathematics, science, and English in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan.

Recognized as a distinguished teaching award winner in 2000, Rodrigues has become an exemplar of teaching excellence at the U of L. Students often comment on his ability to inspire them through his informative, comprehensive, and thought-provoking classes.

He encourages students to understand different points of views and appreciate the the diversity of cultures they are studying. His classes demand the of highest standards while maintaining a positive and encouraging learning environment.

Outside of his own classroom, Rodrigues' commitment to teaching excellence is evident through his many years of service on numerous University teaching committees and involvement in University teaching related activities.

As co-chair of the Centre for the Advancement of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CAETL) advisory council, Rodrigues has brought experience, leadership and a passion for teaching that has greatly contributed to the success of CAETL this past year.