Professor Alan Castle, a geneticist, joined the department in 1987 and since that time has made many contributions in teaching, research and administration. He is an exceptional teacher and has had an extremely strong and consistent record of teaching excellence for more than 25 years.
Professor Castle is a popular and well-respected instructor and his student evaluations support this. Many students also refer to him as the best teacher they’d ever had.
To quote one of Professor Castle’s nominators and a long-time colleague, “The students love and respect Alan and actively seek to enrol in courses he is teaching regardless of their interest in the topic. He captures their imagination from first year through to fourth year and in graduate courses as well. He connects with students, understands the issues they face in learning and is a calm, strong and enthusiastic guiding hand that helps them get the most of their program.”