IPAC honours UBC professor for excellence in teaching

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) announced that the winner of the Pierre De Celles Award for Excellence in Teaching Public Administration has been awarded to Allan Tupper, professor and department head of the Dept. of Political Science at UBC.

Tupper is described by Richard J. Dixon, Executive Director of the Centre for Applied Business Research in Energy and the Environment at the University of Alberta, as, “our guide, mentor and teacher in professional development and public management. Through his work, knowledge and expertise he has influenced the direction and thought of public management.”

Tupper is known as an enthusiastic educator who has taught a wide variety of students including undergraduate, graduate, extension, and management development levels of public administration. He has been instrumental in the development of the government of Alberta’s Senior and Executive Management Development Program, where he is one of the program’s most accomplished instructors.

The medal will be presented at IPAC’s 63rd Annual Conference. For more information, visit http://www.ipac.ca/.