Bob Bector

Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence

Bob Bector is an Instructor in Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Winnipeg. He is described as the “consummate professional” for presenting well-prepared and well-organized lectures, well-designed and extremely fair tests and providing excellent support to his students and his colleagues. 

Originally from India, he came to Manitoba in 1975. Bector earned his Bachelor of Science and his Masters of Science at the University of Manitoba. He began teaching at the University of Manitoba and joined the University of Winnipeg’s Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics department in 1985 and has been a favoured professor ever since. Bector sets high standards for his students and helps them attain these standards by giving his students the tools to tackle the math at hand. He simplifies concepts and is available after class to assist his students in understanding. When asked about why teaching, he responds with a smile, “It’s in my blood. My grandfather was a math teacher and I have always wanted to be a teacher.” 

One of his nominators wrote, “He simplifies concepts until the class understands them. Rather than just providing theorems, Mr. Bector conveys meaning behind the theories.” 

Bector is especially known for his Introduction to Calculus class. He systematically and thoroughly covers the topic and provides his students with a solid and rigorous training in calculus. He also goes to every lab to ensure the students get the help they need and to help answer questions even though there is a lab instructor he says, “I want to give them choices, some are trying and struggling and I try to give them individual attention to help them understand.” Bector’s students on average consistently outperform the other math sections and Bector’s colleagues recognize him as a consummate team player. 

The University of Winnipeg is proud to present Bob Bector with The Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence.