Dr. Roisin Cossar
The Outstanding Professor Award is awarded annually by the Faculty of Arts to a Professor who has demonstrated outstanding teaching, excellence in research and who has an exemplary record of service. This year's winner, Dr. Roisin Cossar, Professor, Department of History, has excelled in all of these areas.
Dr. Cossar is the Director of the Medieval and Early Modern Studies program in the Faculty of Arts and a research affiliate with the Centre on Aging.
She is described by her colleagues as "one of the most innovative and effective teachers at the University of Manitoba” and “one of North America’s foremost Medieval Scholars”. In 2019-2020 she received a SSHRC Insight Grant for the study of “Seasonality and the History of Late Medieval Christianity”.
Dr. Cossar has a longstanding record of service to the University and the discipline. She is a respected member on committees for the Department of History and the Faculty of Arts, and has been a member of the University of Manitoba Senate and the boards of the University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities (UMIH) and the Centre on Aging, to name a few.
In addition, she is a past winner of teaching excellence awards, a skillful archival researcher, academic author and editor, a generous mentor to graduate students, research trainees and new faculty and an appreciated scholar with an “enthusiastic and informed commitment to the humanities”.