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TVO Best Lecturer Competition

Sep 28/09


Each year TVO sponsors a competition to recognize best lecturers from Ontario colleges and universities. Students who nominate a professor are eligible to be entered into a draw for an iPod, and if Laurier wins, it means great recognition for our professors, our university, and a $10,000 TD Insurance Meloche Monnex scholarship. Attached is an e-flyer you may wish to post and/or distribute electronically. The more nominations the better our chance for Laurier faculty to be recognized!

Nomination Process
The process begins with students nominating one of their favourite professors between August 1st and October 12th - a process that includes the completion of a short form that asks for the student name and contact information, the name and email of their favourite profesor and a brief outline of why they are nominating their professor. From there, TVO contacts the nominated professor to inform him/her of the nomination and ask them to complete the following to secure their acceptance: (1) a completed acceptance and nomination release and waiver form and (2) a video clip of them lecturing for at least 30 minutes.


The Competition is open to any professors (except winners from past Best Lecturer competitions) who accept the nomination of their student(s) and who are: a) presently lecturing at an Ontario post-secondary institute (i.e. university, college, etc.); b) residents of Ontario; and, c) of the age of majority at the date of competition closing. Full eligibility rules are listed at

To support the nomination process, Teaching Support Services is available to do the following:
1. offer recording services including set-up, editing, and wardrobe consultation via Media Technology Resources (contact John Durst at
2. meet with the nominated professor to offer feedback on the design and delivery of their lecture via Educational Development (contact Jeanette McDonald at or Sandy Hughes at

Full information about the award is available on the Laurier homepage. If you have any questions about the award, please don't hesitate to contact our office at ext. 3211 or 4104 or TVO directly at

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