Shafik Bhalloo and Andrew Flostrand have been named the 2018 winners of the TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Awards, the highest teaching honour of its kind at SFU’s Beedie School of Business. Bhalloo is SFU Beedie’s Academic Director and Associate Professor of Practice in the Strategy area, while Flostrand lectures at the school in the Technology and Operations Management area.
Bhalloo is an experienced, practising lawyer who teaches commercial law, business ethics and employment law courses. He has a keen interest in student engagement in his courses and tries to bring his real world legal experiences into class, to assist students in understanding the subjects he teaches. He is now a two-time recipient of the TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award, having previously earned the accolade in 2013.
“I am incredibly honoured and moved to receive the TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award,” says Bhalloo. “I must confess that I am equally surprised this time as I was the first time in 2013. On both occasions, my instinctive reaction was to ask: ‘Are you sure?’ I do not expect to receive an award for doing something I really love and get much intrinsic satisfaction from.”