President’s Teaching Award

2018 Recipients


Award Description


The University-wide President’s Teaching Award recognizes sustained excellence in teaching, research in teaching, and the integration of teaching and research. We encourage nominations of colleagues whose achievements are truly outstanding for this very special form of recognition by the University of Toronto.

President’s Teaching Award winners receive an annual professional development allowance of $10,000 for five years. Recipients of a President’s Teaching Award are also designated by the University as a member of the Teaching Academy for a minimum period of five years; those wishing to continue participation in the Academy after this term may elect to do so.

Members of the Teaching Academy meet regularly as a body to discuss matters relevant to teaching in the University, offer advice to the Vice-President & Provost and the Director of the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI), assist in the assessment of teaching when required and function as advocates for excellence in teaching within and without the University. Members of the Teaching Academy have also been asked to participate in a range of University events, including addressing Convocation, delivering public lectures, participating in conferences and new faculty orientations, or facilitating teaching and learning workshops.

Nomination Process


The President’s Teaching Award winners are determined by a process of nomination and selection by a Selection Committee chaired by the Vice-President & Provost. Nominations are solicited through the Deans of Faculties who request submissions from within their divisions. The office of the Dean is responsible for the compilation of documentation, but may request assistance from the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation.

The nomination dossier should include strong evidence of excellence in teaching practice, teaching recognition (local, national and/or international), significant contributions in educational leadership, and letters of reference attesting to the nominee’s teaching excellence and outstanding leadership in teaching. When preparing a nomination package, nominators should consult the selection procedures and nomination guidelines

Nomination deadline: March 18, 2019.

Contact


Megan Burnett
Associate Director, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI)
416.946.8585

Past Recipients


The University of Toronto Teaching Academy, founded in 2006, consists of members who have received the President’s Teaching Award, the highest honour for teaching at the University of Toronto. While individual members of the Academy serve as teaching ambassadors, the collective advances teaching as a valued pillar at the University of Toronto.

Through their activities, these educators play a prominent role in increasing the profile of the University’s commitment to high-quality learning and teaching. The establishment of the Teaching Academy has created a valuable network of people who provide leadership, advice, and support to division, department, and central initiatives, as well as to University administration. The Teaching Academy also plays an advisory role for the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation. The Teaching Academy is committed to University-wide advocacy for teaching and learning based on their involvement in a range of yearly initiatives. The goal of the Teaching Academy is contribute to the advancement of teaching at the University and reflect the wide range of excellent teaching styles and approaches.

The following individuals have received the President’s Teaching Award and are members of the Teaching Academy:

2017

Michelle French, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine
Njoki Wane, Department of Social Justice Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

2016

Alison Gibbs, Department of Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science
Jonathan Rose, Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
James Thomson, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Arts & Science

2015

Greg Evans, Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Diane Horton, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Arts & Science
Andrew Petersen, Department of Mathematical & Computational Sciences, University of Toronto Mississauga

2014

Don Boyes, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts & Science
Shafique Virani, Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto Mississsauga

2013

Chris Perumalla, Department of Physiology and Division of Teaching Laboratories (DTL), Faculty of Medicine
Lawrence Sawchuk, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto Scarborough
Alissa Trotz, Women & Gender Studies Institute & Caribbean Studies Program, Faculty of Arts & Science

2012

Karen Reid, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Arts & Science
Ivan Silver, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
Jim Wallace, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

2011

Paul Gries, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Arts & Science
Mark Kingwell, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts & Science
June Larkin, Women & Gender Studies Institute, Faculty of Arts & Science
Michael Lettieri, Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga
Susan J. Lieff, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine

2010

Robert Brym, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts & Science
Steve Joordens, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Scarborough
Barbara Murck, Department of Geography, University of Toronto Mississauga
Paul Stevens, Department of English, Faculty of Arts & Science
Mike Wiley, Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine

2009

Andy Dicks, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts & Science
Nick Mount, Department of English, Faculty of Arts & Science
Martin Schreiber, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

2008

Zubin Austin, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
Helen P. Batty, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Yu-Ling Cheng, Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Clare Hasenkampf, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough

2007

Marion Bogo, Faculty of Social Work
David Dunne, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
Corey Goldman, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Arts & Science
Susan McCahan, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Judith Poe, Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences, University of Toronto Mississauga

2006

Ken Bartlett, Department of History, Faculty of Arts & Science
John Percy, Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences, University of Toronto Mississauga
Richard Reznick, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
Keren Rice, Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts & Science
Carol Rolheiser, Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning, OISE/UT