UBC Engineer recognized for Teaching Excellence

he Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGBC) has awarded UBC Civil Engineering professor Robert Millar with its Award for Teaching Excellence in Engineering and Geoscience Education—the highest teaching award for engineering educators in British Columbia.From left: APEGBC President Jeff Holm and Millar.Andrea Sunderland Photograph

Award Citation:

Dr. Millar consistently excels at the art of educating B.C.’s future engineers as a professor of civil engineering at the University of British Columbia. Fostering a comfortable learning environment that stimulates interaction and encourages questions, Dr. Millar is an engaging educator who strives to continually improve all aspects of his courses. For three years he served as co-director of the UNBC/UBC Environmental Engineering Program where his leadership was instrumental in the successful development of the accredited program. Well respected by both his students and peers, Dr. Millar has been recognized seven years in a row by civil engineering students with the Outstanding Professor Award, and in 2007 he was selected by his peers to receive the UBC Killam Teaching Prize. A caring and dedicated mentor to his students and a committed and innovative leader of curriculum and program enhancements, APEGBC is pleased to present Dr. Millar with the Teaching Award of Excellence.

Millar was presented with the award at the association’s Annual Awards Gala on Friday, October 26, 2012.

View APEGBC’s video vignette on Millar’s accomplishments at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wWKbXfDyKk&feature=share&list=UUWwDRdtvAOgOEKFHgwDv0QQ

UBC Civil Engineering professor Michael Isaacson was also recognized at the association’s 93rd Annual General Meeting held on Saturday, October 27, 2012, where he was formally inducted as the association’s president for the 2012/2013 year.


Founded in 1920, APEGBC is the regulatory and licensing body for the professions of engineering and geoscience in British Columbia. With over 26,000 members, APEGBC is one of the largest professional associations in B.C. and maintains high academic, experience and professional practice standards. APEGBC members deliver real world solutions to meet the technological and social challenges of the 21st century.


Sherry Green

UBC Faculty of Applied Science