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Angela Failler

Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence


Angela Failler

BA, MA, PhD

Dr. Angela Failler, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies has earned one of the highest honours, the recognition and esteem of her students and colleagues as a teacher. She is persistently described as one of the top educators of her generation and is an accomplished and dedicated educationalist.

Her dedication to promoting academic rigor and achievement in her students is unsurpassed. Named UWinnipeg's Chancellor's Research Chair 2012, demonstrates Failler as a leader in her field of study. Her commitment is infectious and she inspires many of her students to push farther than they thought possible, including furthering their academic studies.

Failler's research illuminates the systemic discrimination and silencing of disenfranchised groups which she incorporates in her teaching and class work. She involves her students in a deeper understanding of theories in a real world context with the intent and responsibility to create the impetus for social change against oppressive elements of society.

Known for her engaging personality and teaching style, she facilitates great discussions in every class creating a strong rapport with her students and colleagues. She consistently connects with her students and their work with sincerity, warmth and generosity of spirit.

Failler's students constantly express, “she is a brilliant professor and researcher whose passion for the sociological analyses of gender culture and social inequality is both inspiring and contagious.” She is easily approachable and always makes herself available for consultation outside of class time. In addition to noting her dynamic teaching style, students unwaveringly point out Failler's inspiration as a mentor and as a friend.

On behalf of her students, The University of Winnipeg is honoured to present Dr. Angela Failler with the Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence for her tireless passion and commitment to her students and field of study.