Laurence Broadhurst

Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence


Consistently described by his students as a brilliant and passionate professor who has inspired their learning, Laurence Broadhurst has made a lasting mark on a generation of minds. He teaches in the Department of Religion and Culture and Department of Classics in the Faculty of Arts at UWinnipeg.

Broadhurst is celebrated for his teaching excellence, for his effortless ease in the classroom, and for his availability to students outside of it. Attendance is consistently high in Broadhurst’s courses, with students arriving early and staying after class to continue discussions and pepper him with questions. His conversations flow from genuine engagement with his students and are conducted with humour and the generosity he inspires. Broadhurst’s teaching process allows his students to tackle difficult material with understanding and fosters confidence in their abilities. His enthusiasm is infectious and his breadth of knowledge spans the ancient Greeks through early and medieval Christianity; Beowulf to modern pop culture. 

Broadhurst is a consummate professional, a superb scholar, and a respected teacher. His interest in and care for his students are reflected by their consistent feedback, which declares their respect for him and his remarkable integrity.

Broadhurst’s support of The University of Winnipeg is consistent with his passion for his students. He encourages them to immerse themselves in university life and supports interdisciplinary study by promoting the lectures and activities of other departments. He has earned the highest esteem: the love and respect of his students and colleagues, based on his scholarship, passion, professionalism, and integrity.

On behalf of his students, The University of Winnipeg is honoured to present Laurence Broadhurst with the Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence, for his tireless passion and for instilling a love of learning in his students.