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Prime Minister's Award Recipient Returns from Ottawa


As a follow-up to our celebration post regarding Robert Tymofichuk’s Prime Minister's Award in Teaching Excellence in STEM, we are excited to share some photos of Robert’s adventures at the recognition event in Ottawa earlier this month.


In addition to the awards ceremony, Robert participated in several other exciting opportunities, including a community of practice session with his fellow award winners. Robert shared that listening to the other recipients was a “very powerful professional development activity” and noted that while there were certainly similarities in the enthusiasm and energy of the teachers who were recognized, there was much diversity in the amazing projects being highlighted. Robert also participated in tours of the Science and Technology Museum, Canadian War Museum and Parliament Hill.


Shortly after returning from Ottawa, staff, students and community members gathered to recognize Robert at a surprise celebration. At the event, several students spoke about the impact Robert had on their school experience and how he sparked their love of learning and interest in STEM related projects and activities.


Robert continues to be humbled by the award. He credits the students and staff of New Myrnam School for their hard work and passion of STEM learning as a key factor in his nomination. “I want to thank the many students and staff who played a role in making our projects a huge success.” You can learn more more about the unique and innovative projects that have been happening at New Myrnam School, including the current Net Zero Tiny Home build, by checking out the school website at:

https://www.newmyrnamschool.ca/project-s-videos


Congratulations, Robert! Thank you for sharing your adventures with us!