Congratulations to John Belec, UFV Associate Professor in the Geography and Environment department. John was recently awarded the 2019 J. Alistair McVey Award for Teaching Excellence by the Canadian Association of Geographers.
“The purpose of the J. Alistair McVey Award for Teaching Excellence is to recognize a geography instructor known for the quality of their teaching. This is in recognition of the central importance of teaching excellence in geographic education. The recipient is intended to be a teacher in a university, college or secondary school in BC or Alberta. This award is named after Alistair McVey, a well-known and highly-respected geography instructor in the BC college system for more than 35 years” (CAG).
John Belec’s research specialities are focused on the study of urban housing markets, urban residential design and cross border regions. In 2013-2014, John embarked on a research endeavour that involved the study of Abbotsford’s ethnic enclave known as the Townline neighbourhood.[i]
Image: John Belec receiving the 2019 J. Alistair McVey Award for Teaching Excellence
Read more about John Belec’s research, and the Geography and Environment courses he teaches at UFV. https://www.ufv.ca/geography/faculty-and-staff/faculty-members/belec-john.htm
WD, Western Division, Canadian Association of Geographers. (2019). Awards Presented by the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers. Retrieved from http://www.geog.uvic.ca/wcag/awards.html
[i]University of the Fraser Valley. (2019). Faculty Members – John Belec. Retrieved from https://www.ufv.ca/geography/faculty-and-staff/faculty-members/belec-john.htm
Photos courtesy of John Belec.