Leadership in Teaching Award

 PDAD&C, 2006-07


To: 
    MEMORANDUM
PDAD&C     
From:   Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost
Date: January 11, 2007
Re:  Ontario Government’s Leadership in Faculty Teaching (LIFT) Award

The Ontario government has opened nominations for the new Leadership in Faculty Teaching (LIFT) Award to recognize teaching excellence at Ontario's colleges and universities.  The nominations for the LIFT Award opened on January 8 and will close February 28, 2007.  Up to 100 awards will be given to faculty who influence, motivate and inspire students and demonstrate leadership in teaching methods for the diverse student body in Ontario. Winners will receive $20,000 over two years to encourage continued excellence in the classroom setting.

For more information about the Award and to download a nomination package go to www.ontario.ca/facultyawards.    

We strongly encourage as many nominations of U of T faculty as possible and would ask that you circulate this notice widely.  Assistance in preparing a nomination dossier is available from the Office of Teaching Advancement (OTA).  If you are considering submitting a nomination for the LIFT Award please contact the OTA at 416-946-8585 or teaching.advancement@utoronto.ca.