Murray Elliott Award for Outstanding Service to Teacher Education in the Faculty of Education
Jo-Anne Naslund is the 2016 recipient of the Murray Elliott Service Award for Outstanding Service to the Teacher Education Program. Jo-Anne’s many contributions to Teacher Education at UBC are characterized by her passion and commitment to supporting every teacher candidate in developing an understanding of the resources available to help them in their journey toward becoming an exemplary educator. Jo-Anne’s practice is based on the needs of teacher candidates in the 21st century: she both embraces technology and finds ways to provide teacher candidates with the support they need to integrate technology into their practice. An exemplary librarian and teacher-librarian, Jo-Anne provides leadership by working closely with instructors and their students to keep abreast of new curricular and pedagogical developments. She mobilizes community resources, acts as an ambassador at various off-campus events, and is unfailingly helpful to all who seek her assistance. She is also to be commended for her commitment to showcasing literary events, Canadian authors and multiple resources to support learning.