Simon Fraser University

Leigh Palmer, Professor Emeritus, honoured at 2010 BCAPT AGM

May 10, 2010

The 2010 Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia Association of Physics Teachers was held at Langara College on May 8th. Leigh Palmer was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of his leadership and contributions to the teaching and learning of physics.

Leigh recently retired from a long career in SFU's Physics Department where he was well known for his prowess at lecture demonstrations and his interest in physics education research. He was one of the founders of the BC Chapter of the American Association of Physics Teachers in 1984, and is still involved in their activities. Leigh had just ended his presentation on the physics behind the Real-D technology used in Avatar when the award was announced, along with a cake to celebrate his 75th birthday. Congratulations Leigh!