Anne Agur BSc(OT) MSc PhD

Anne AgurAnne Agur Excellence in Linking Undergraduate Life Sciences Teaching to Research Award

Affiliation(s):
Professor, Department of Surgery

Context(s) for Award:
Excellence and leadership in creating and providing research experiences for undergraduate students, and linking to undergraduate and graduate courses.

Anne Agur, BSc(OT), MSc, PhD, is a Professor in the Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, with cross appointments in the Division of Physiatry, Department of Medicine, and the Departments of Physical Therapy and Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Biomedical Communications, Graduate Departments of Rehabilitation Science and Dentistry, and Institute of Medical Science. She has been a teacher and researcher in the Division for more than 35 years with a primary research interest in clinically applied normal vs pathological structure and function of the musculoskeletal system including joints, musculotendinous architecture, innervation patterns and pain-generating mechanisms. Professor Agur has won numerous teaching and mentorship awards, including the W. T Aikins Teaching Award (Individual teaching performance) twice and the Mel Silverman Mentorship Award (Outstanding mentor and role model for graduate students), and is co-author of Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy, Essential Clinical Anatomy, and Clinically Oriented Anatomy.

Reflection

            “The mentor/teacher needs to foster an environment of trust where students feel free to discuss difficulties and to say “I don’t know”. Patience to listen, to support, and to encourage is one of the most important

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