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Beverley Fehr

Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence


Beverley Fehr

B.A. (Honours), M.A., Ph.D.

Dr. Beverley Fehr has inspired a generation of young scholars with her passion for social psychology, offering lively and engaging courses at The University of Winnipeg for almost 30 years.

As a full professor in the Department of Psychology, she receives course evaluations that are among the best in her profession — with numerous students indicating they entered top graduate schools as a direct result of her mentorship. Fehr weaves story-telling and humour into her lessons and is widely respected as a powerful motivator.

Her research specialty is interpersonal relationships, and she has built a network of meaningful relations at UWinnipeg. Fehr creates an atmosphere in her classrooms infused with kindness, compassion, and deep personal respect. She always makes time to meet with students outside of class hours to offer guidance, and many return after graduation to further seek her advice.

Fehr’s generosity of spirit extends to academic opportunities for her students. There are 25 student co-authors on her papers and even more referenced in her presentations. This is a truly extraordinary contribution to student career development and experience.

Fehr is the Canadian author of Social Psychology, now in an unprecedented sixth edition, which captures the excitement of social psychology for students in Canada by presenting the field in a Canadian context. She is routinely called upon to lecture at other universities and at international conferences.

For her outstanding contributions to the ethos of The University of Winnipeg, both inside and outside the classroom, Dr. Beverley Fehr receives the Clifford Robson Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Note: Fehr received the Robson Gold Medal for highest performance in Honours Psychology while she was a student at UWinnipeg, so now she has two Robson awards to her name!