Master Teacher Award - Spring 1995
Professor Evered received his Doctoral degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1975. He taught at the University of Western Ontario from 1977 until he joined the Department of Physiology during the 1984-85 academic year. He was tenured in the Department in 1987, and promoted to Full Professor in 1991.
Professor Evered is all of the things a good teacher should be. He's clear, up-to-date, comprehensive, funny and he cares about the students he teaches. In conjunction with his excellence in teaching, his research and scholarly work have continued in an exemplary fashion. He is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar in his field of specialization which involves looking at the homeostatic mechanisms of body fluid and electrolyte regulation. Professor Evered is a very careful and meticulous researcher who has steadily published in extremely well respected journals. He has received continued research funding from the Medical Research Council of Canada which is the most prestigious medical science granting body in Canada. As Chair of the Department's Undergraduate Affairs Committee, he provided the leadership which led to a revised undergraduate physiology curriculum which is more accessible, exciting and relevant to the needs of future students. At the College level, he formed and chaired a Student Affairs Committee to deal with numerous personnel and academic concerns of undergraduate medical students.
As a teacher, Professor Evered is a master at inspiring and maintaining the enthusiasm of his students. He has an unique talent for making science comprehensible and rational and creating an atmosphere which encourages students to be academically honest and genuinely interested in learning physiology. Professor Evered consistently receives high teaching assessments from students and this is reflected by his twice being awarded the Department of Physiology's Excellence in Teaching Award. He is also the only faculty member within the health sciences to have won the Pre-Clinical Teacher Award for excellence in teaching (once as sole winner and once as joint winner).