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Aidan Rowe CGD receives Design Educators Award

RGD 2020 Design Educators Award for Western Canada

GDC Education Chair, Aidan Rowe CGD, was awarded the RGD 2020 Design Educators Award for Western Canada in March.

“Receipt of this Award reflects your dedication to the success of your students, your institution, your personal practice and your efforts in furthering the design community as a whole.”  - RGD website

Aidan will be presented with his Award at the DesignThinkers 2020 conference in Vancouver, where he will also present a Lightning Talk, Re-Thinking Health Through Design.

“Winning the RGD 2020 Design Educators Award for Western Canada helps to recognize the work that all design educators in Canada—and further afield—do," said Aidan. "With the growing recognition of the power and possibility of design to contribute to addressing complex issues we need to question how we teach and learn design. I believe it is a privilege to teach and learn along with my students as we help to develop future opportunities for design and designers in light of societal needs in the 21st century."