Archived — Miro Gawinski

Year: 2003 – Province: Manitoba

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

School: Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School
1930 First Street
Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6Y6

Principal: Barry Gooden
School Telephone: 204-729-3900
School Fax: 204-727-2162
School email: crocusplains@brandonsd.mb.ca
School website: www.brandonsd.mb.ca/crocus/
Teacher Email: miro.gawinski@brandonsd.mb.ca
Teacher Website: www.brandonsd.mb.ca/crocus/departments/DesignDrafting/
Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades 11-12/design drafting

Teaching approach:

Prepares students for post-secondary education and the workplaces of the future. Reflects the environment that students will face when they leave high school, either for post-secondary education or for employment.

Outstanding achievements:

Through the cooperative program, Gawinski has placed students in real projects, providing an opportunity to contribute to the design of several major projects in Brandon and other locations in Manitoba. These designs include the student lounge/cyber café at Brandon University and parks and playgrounds for the City of Thompson.

He has volunteered to organize New Media Master Classes for Western Manitoba, providing students in rural Manitoba with an opportunity to learn from new media professionals.

Mr. Gawinski is a leader in the use of technology for design and is often asked to provide industry training in the community. His program was the only one in rural Manitoba to be selected by the Canadian Information Processing Society to be part of their CIPS@School Program. Students received funding to plan three information and communications technology career activities, where hundreds of students had the opportunity to learn from graphic designers and engineers.

In Praise Of:

"His work ethic is untiring. His creativity is extensive. His success is unquestionable." - Coordinator, Manitoba Network for Science and Technology

"A teacher is someone who helps you learn, but an exceptional teacher is someone who inspires you to invent, challenge existing ideas, and excel. Miro is a teacher who I consider exceptional." - Student, University of Manitoba

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