Recognizing Excellence in Teaching
Professor David Duff
Professor David Duff is this year's recipient for both the George Curtis Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence and the Killam Teaching Excellence Award.
His nominators praised his inspirational enthusiasm, his dedication, and the challenging and exciting environment he creates for students in his tax law class.
Profess or Duff joined UBC Law in July 2009, prior to which he taught tax law and policy at the University Of Toronto Faculty Of Law. He has published numerous articles in the areas of tax law and policy, accident law and family law, and environmental taxation and policy, has co-authored a book on accident law and a textbook/casebook on Canadian income tax law, and has co-edited books on tax avoidance in Canada and Canadian climate change policy. He has also served as a consultant to the Canadian Department of Justice, the Alberta Department of Justice, the Ontario Panel on the Role of Government, and the Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182 (Air India Inquiry).
The George Curtis Memorial Award is an opportunity for UBC law students to recognize their professors for achievements in teaching. The winner of this award is also eligible for the Killam Teaching Excellence Award- a UBC tradition since 1990 where professors are selected by their faculty and recognized university-wide.
This year's other nominees were Professors Ben Goold and Claire Young.