Professor Lars Konermann of the Department of Chemistry has been awarded an USC Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching which is co-presented by The University Student's Council, The Bank of Nova Scotia and the UWO Alumni Association. The remarks made at the presentation mentioned that Konermann’s, “enthusiasm for the subject of Chemistry is infectious, even for an early morning 8:30 class. Professor Konermann undoubtedly shares a strong rapport with his students. He uses an array of teaching methods and examples to simplify complex topics, and accommodate varying learning styles. Professor Konermann’s passion for Chemistry combined with his genuine concern for his students make him an ideal candidate for this award."
Konermann is also a four-time recipient of the USC Teaching Honour Roll. Konermann's past teaching activities have covered a wide range, from 1st year introductory chemistry to advanced graduate courses in mass spectrometry. Most recently, his activities have focused on revamping the core courses in 2nd year Physical Chemistry, especially Chem2374A (Thermodynamics).