Canadian teacher wins best teacher prize of USD 1 million in Dubai

Canadian teacher wins best teacher prize of USD 1 million in Dubai

Maggie MacDonnell has been announced the winner of the Global Teacher Prize which is organised annually by Varkey Foundation in Dubai. The ceremony took place at the Atlantis, The Palm hotel and was attended by Sheikh Mohammed and some international educational leaders. In one of the world's most remote regions, surrounded by snow and ice, the Canadian teacher is changing the lives of her students and transforming her community.

In a televised message, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated Maggie MacDonnell – on behalf of all Canadians – on winning the Global Teacher Prize 2017. He thanked Sheikh Mohammed for his support to education in the UAE and the whole world. Maggie McDonnell has made an outstanding contribution to the lives of her students and everyone in Salluit. She is a deserving winner of the USD 1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2017.


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