Dr. Scott Roy Douglas is an associate professor in the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan School of Education, and he is a well-loved member of the BC TEAL community. He has been an active, enthusiastic, generous, highly-valued and respected member of BC TEAL for many years, and has made truly outstanding contributions to the BC TEAL and wider communities in many different ways, from conference presentations and workshops, poster sessions, taking on the role of Master of Ceremonies and participating in the BC TEAL Conference Pecha Kucha events, writing for the newsletter, completing and contributing to the Climb for the Cause, and of great importance and significance to the organization, he set up the peer-reviewed BC TEAL Journal, which he also edits. He has volunteered what must be thousands of hours to BC TEAL, and has contributed enormously to its professional reputation in everything that he has done. He has been and is always extremely generous, kind, patient, and thoughtful in sharing his expertise, knowledge, and time, and as such, he sets a wonderful example to his peers and BC TEAL members. We can think of no one more deserving of this award than Scott Roy Douglas.
In his professional life, Scott enjoys working with a wide variety of teacher candidates, graduate students, and in-service teachers exploring English as an additional language teaching and learning in K-12 and adult contexts. His particular research interests include English language assessment and English for academic purposes curriculum, applied linguistics, vocabulary, and materials design. Scott has also authored and co-authored a number of textbooks, and he was the series editor of the recently published Academic Inquiry textbooks. He has published numerous articles, he has contributed many chapters and editorials, he has delivered many keynote addresses and refereed conference presentations, and he has given a large number of invited talks and lectures. He is a valued and well-respected member of his faculty and professional community.