Virtual Hall of Fame
Dr. Rick Bell 1996-1998
Dr. Rick Bell is a prairie
boy by birth and a coast dweller by adoption. He was born in Saskatchewan
and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a BAPE and
a B. Ed. (with Distinction). He has continued to acquit himself
with distinction ever since. While at the U of S, Rick was an outstanding
athlete. One colleague writes: "We were fellow athletes…here
I knew Rick as a fierce competitor who trained hard, set high goals
and standards for himself and his team mates, and excelled at his
chosen events… He excelled at his career, just as he had
excelled as an athlete."
taught for CUSO (Canadian University Service Overseas) in Mambolo,
Sierra Leone, West Africa and for the Saskatoon Board of Education.
He was Assistant Track and Field Coach for three years at the University
of Saskatchewan. He became a Physical Education Consultant
with the Department of Education for the Province of Saskatchewan.
Rick has always sought to
enrich his knowledge and understanding. He went to the University
of North Carolina – Greensboro where he studied with some
of the "gurus" of teaching physical education, including
Kate Barrett. He completed his Ed. D at Greensboro and was recruited
to the University of Victoria.
Dr. Bell has had a profound
influence on the teacher education program. He served as the
Teacher Education Advisor in the School of Physical Education within
the Faculty of Education. He has developed a reputation for working
diligently to make theory more meaningful and for modeling what
he preaches. Dr. Bell has made a commitment to teach in schools
as part of his teacher education courses.
is an area that Dr. Bell has become renowned for. He has made
countless presentations at conferences across Canada and throughout
the United States. A colleague says of these presentations:
"I had the good fortune to attend a session presented by Rick…
it was at that session that I witnessed [his] skill at putting theory
into practice. To this day, I have yet to see any better example.
Rick is a master teacher, as well as a scholar and unflagging advocate
for high quality, daily physical education in schools."
Dr. Rick Bell is a well-known administrator and leader. He serves as Associate Dean and Director of Secondary Teacher Education at the University of Victoria; President of CAHPERD 1996-98; and Board member of the Coalition for Active Living. He was named as a Fellow by both CAHPERD and AAHPERD to the North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance Professionals.
2002 R. Tait McKenzie Honour Award recipient
Banff , Alberta
- 1996 - 98 CAHPERD President
- 2002 R. Tait McKenzie Honour Award Recipient
Stu Robbins and Rick Bell