Milan Pahor, who has spent 36 years teaching at UNSW Mathematics and Statistics, retired last week after taking a voluntary redundancy.
Milan has been an extremely popular and highly awarded lecturer.
In 2019 he won the prestigious KPMG Inspiring Teacher Award in a First Year Undergraduate Program. Recipients of this award are selected by undergraduate students, who vote for their most inspiring teacher across all of first year teaching at UNSW.
He won Faculty of Science Teaching Excellence Awards in both 2014 and 2012.
His passion for teaching even inspired The Milan Pahor Appreciation Society group on Facebook, boasting over 2,400 members.
Paying tribute to Milan, Head of School Bruce Henry described him as "a caring person with a warm and generous spirit, a gifted teacher, a wonderful colleague".
"We have had many outstanding teachers in the School of Mathematics and Statistics over several decades and we will have many more in the future - but I am sure that over any time period Milan would stand alongside the very best of them", Professor Henry said.
Thankfully - and in news which is surely a massive relief to students! - we have not seen the last of Milan. He will continue on at UNSW as an honorary lecturer, so we'll be seeing him around the corridors and campus grounds from time to time into the future.
We wish Milan all the very best for his retirement, and thank him for his many years of dedicated service and brilliant teaching at UNSW.
"It really has been a blessing for me to have had the opportunity to teach in the School for over 35 years. I have made many great friends and I would like to thank all the staff and our wonderful students for the enormous support I have enjoyed", Milan said.