Corey A. Goldman


Corey Goldman is a Senior Lecturer in Biology at the University of Toronto, and has been involved in first-year biology at U of T since 1983. Corey has been the Associate Chair (Undergraduate) for the Faculty of Arts and Science's department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology since July 2006.

As course coordinator of BIO150Y Organisms in Their Environment (1990-2010, and laboratory coordinator until 2006) and, since Sept. 2010, the new BIO120H Adaptation and Biodiversity, Corey annually oversees the learning of about 1,800 students. Since 1983, he has also influenced hundreds of graduate student teaching assistants; the training program he developed provides TAs with the resources they need to be effective teachers. For undergraduate life science students, Corey created BIOME (2003-2010), a popular online meeting place which facilitated peer-to-peer exchanges about academics and student life on campus. He founded and directs the successful U of T National Biology Competition, an annual competition for high school students held across Canada each April, mentoring many top contestants who come to U of T. In 2005, Corey founded and continues as the director of the Faculty of Arts and Science's highly successful  First-Year Learning Communities Program (FLC or “flick”), which helps entering students make a meaningful connection to their university.

Corey is a recipient of the Faculty of Arts and Science's Outstanding Teaching Award and a multiple-recipient of the Dean's Excellence Award. In 1999, BIO150 received U of T's prestigious Northrop Frye Award in recognition of its "distinguished achievements in linking teaching and research. In 2005, Corey received the U of T Alumni Association's Joan E. Foley Quality of Student Experience Award, in recognition of his "significant contributions to improving the quality of student life on campus”, and The Learning Partnership's National Technology Innovation Award for BIOME, which "recognizes the achievements of educators of publicly funded schools, colleges, and universities whose innovative approach has been instrumental in building modern learning environments for students." Corey is a past president of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE).

In 2007, Corey received the University of Toronto's highest teaching honour, the President's Teaching Award, awarded to faculty for their "career commitment to teaching excellence", as well as being designated by the University as a member of the Teaching Academy. In 2007, Corey also was an inaugural recipient of the Province of Ontario's new Leadership in Faculty Teaching (LIFT) Award, awarded to 100 Ontario college and university faculty who "influence, motivate, and inspire students and demonstrate leadership in teaching methods for the diverse student body in Ontario." In 2008, Corey was nominated for a National 3M Fellowship, the top teaching award in Canada.

Corey was "born and raised" in Toronto, attended Thornlea S.S. (Thornhill), obtained his B.Sc. (Trinity College) and M.Sc (Zoology) degrees from U of T, and now lives in Leaside with his wife, 16-year-old son, and their loyal greyhound.

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