Anja Geitmann receives FAS Teaching Excellence Award

At a ceremony held at the Université de Montréal on December 4, Anja Geitmann, full professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and researcher at the IRBV, received the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award. The award honors the contribution of professors to teaching and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students.

Anja Geitmann specializes in plant cell morphogenesis. Her laboratory and research on the biomechanics of plant development are world-renowned. She is passionate about her research, and also about teaching. Her students appreciate her dynamism and genuine enthusiasm, as well as the combination of traditional and innovative teaching methods she uses in the classroom and in the teaching laboratory.

Anja Geitmann’s teaching extends beyond the university setting. She also values the opportunity to teach high school students, welcoming them regularly in her laboratory through programs like the Université de Montréal’s Project SEUR (Sensibilisation aux études, à l’Université et à la recherche). As education director for the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists, she organizes educational events at national and international conferences. These experiences keep her on the forefront of new developments in the teaching of science.

Congratulations to a remarkable professor, whose greatest wish is spark excitement for learning in students at all levels.

Photo : Anja Geitmann and Gérard Boismenu, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Université de Montréal