Outstanding SFU alumnus to be celebrated with annual award: Math educator Kanwal Singh Neel

HEADLINES Kanwal Singh Neel

SIMON Fraser University is recognizing four alumni with Outstanding Alumni Awards and one of them is award-winning math educator Kanwal Singh Neel.

The awards recognize alumni whose accomplishments and contributions reflect the university’s mandate of Engaging the World. Nominations are received from alumni, faculty, staff, students and SFU’s many friends in the community in several categories. The awards will be presented on February 25, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver.

The citation for Neel [PhD ’08 (education)] reads:

“An exemplary teacher for more than 30 years, Kanwal Neel has won many professional awards, including the Outstanding Secondary Math Teacher of the Year award and the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Canada’s highest award for teaching. For more than 20 years he hosted the award-winning TV series “Math Shop,” a program that helped students visualize problems and understand mathematical solutions. In recognition of his significant contributions to Canada and his community, he was honoured in 2012 with a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.”