Matthew Bellamy is an instructor of history at Carleton University where he derives great pleasure in teaching his students about the many aspects of Canada’s economic, political, social and cultural past.
The evolution of the Canadian economy and the culture of Canadian capitalism particularly fascinate him. Matthew’s knack for sharing his enthusiasm for Canadian history with his students and his dedication to his students’ education won him the Capital Educators’ Award in 2007.
The most rewarding thing he says he finds about teaching is connecting with students; and it is this ability to connect with students that makes him one of the most sought after professors in the undergraduate community, oftentimes regardless of class content.
He says he feels that learning at the university level is a partnership between instructors and students and that each of them bring something valuable to the classroom. His students share the same appreciation for classroom community. Matthew’s students consistently say that he is an excellent role model who encourages them to succeed and be confident in their abilities.