Recipients of the University of Toronto Early Career Teaching Award and the University of Toronto Teaching Fellowships

PDAD&C #76, 2014-15

To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, and Chairs
From:      Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost
cc: The Bulletin
Date: March 24, 2015
Re: Recipients of the University of Toronto Early Career Teaching Award and the University of Toronto Teaching Fellowships

I am delighted to announce the inaugural recipients of the 2015 University of Toronto Early Career Teaching Award and the 2015-16 University of Toronto Fellowships.

University of Toronto Early Career Teaching Award:

  • Dr. Aarthi Ashok, Department of Biological Sciences, UTSC
  • Dr. Fiona Rawle, Department of Biology, UTM
  • Dr. Michael Reid, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Prof. Kyle Smith, Department of Historical Studies, UTM

The Early Career Teaching Award recognises faculty members who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to student learning, pedagogical engagement and teaching innovation. Up to four awards of $3,000 are offered annually.

University of Toronto Teaching Fellowships:

  • Dr. Carl-Georg (Charly) Bank, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Dr. Chester (Chet) Scoville, Department of English & Drama, UTM

The Teaching Fellowships will run as a pilot for academic year 2015-16 and will provide funding for teaching release. The Fellowships are designed to develop and cultivate leadership and mentoring skills, and encourage capacity-building to support teaching effectiveness, innovation and research. The Fellows will engage in a pedagogical project in an institutional priority area. Recipients receive a $2,500 grant or stipend to support their activities during this year.

In addition to congratulating this year’s recipients, I would like to thank the nominators for their work in preparing the recipients’ dossiers. I would also like to thank the members of the Selection Committee for their dedication to recognizing excellence in teaching at the University of Toronto.

Please visit the Provost’s website for more information on the Early Career Teaching Award and the Teaching Fellowships.