Donna Young

Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence

Donna Young


Donna Young, associate professor of biology at The University of Winnipeg, ensures her students understand the material while developing a relationship that permits her to counsel and advise them, which she describes as a privilege. She has created and designed two courses that students constantly seek out and are continuously waitlisted.

Her students describe her as “always positive, creative and fair.” Her classes are always lively and inclusive, and are among the most popular in Biology.

Young is a consummate researcher who shares her knowledge. She has trained and mentored numerous undergraduate students, giving them valuable hands-on research experience. Young serves as an excellent role model for her students and her colleagues.

The Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence is earned by gaining the respect, support, admiration and recognition of students. Young has earned this acknowledgment, a testament to her commitment, care and dedication to her students and her field of study.