Archived—Ian Fogarty

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Year: 2008 – Province: New Brunswick

Certificate of Excellence Recipients

School: Riverview High School
400 Whitepine Road
Riverview, New Brunswick

Principal: Douglas Prescott
School Telephone: 506-856-3470
School Fax: 506-856-3313
School Email:
School Website:
Subjects and Grades Taught: Chemistry and physics in Grades 11 and 12

Teaching Approach

  • Promote a solid work ethic in the classroom by teaching and leading by example: "Success is directly proportional to effort."
  • Capture students' imagine with lively examples, such as videos of bike skids, snowboarding styles, kayak rolls and billiard ball breaks.

Outstanding Achievements

  • Undertook a project with Mount Alison University involving the use of oxygen probes. His students placed first in the Aventis Biotechnology Regional Challenge, and Mr. Fogarty was awarded New Brunswick's Innovation in Education Award.
  • Updated science laboratory procedures to include new technology such as ProbeWare and computer interfacing-changes that were later widely adopted in the province. His success in integrating information and communications technology has attracted considerable support in the form of business and government awards and grants, including Compaq's Well Connected Educators Award, Microsoft's Teaching with Technology Award, as well as a number of Industry Canada GrassRoots grants.
  • The Outdoor Challenge program challenges students bodies, minds and emotions using adventures such as Rock climbing, Sea Kayaking, Rappelling and Outdoor Living.
  • Developed a number of study-guide resources that organize the required concepts of each course in a clear and logical order.

Rave Reviews

"Attending the NASA Ames Research facility and participating in Mr. Fogarty's adventure camps made me realize that anything is possible, and pushed me to enroll in engineering." Former student

"By the end of my first semester with Mr. Fogarty, I was hooked on chemistry. He suggested that I apply to the Shad Valley program and helped me complete my application. I was accepted and was given the opportunity to spend an entire month in the U.K. learning about the integration of science and business." Former student