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December 22, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Other Teaching Awards



National Teaching Awards


  • 3M National Teaching Fellowships
Sponsored by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and 3M Canada, this award celebrates exceptional achievement in teaching and educational leadership. It is open to any individual currently teaching at a Canadian university regardless of discipline or level of appointment.
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Laurier's 3M National Teaching Fellows include...

2013 Dr. Carol Duncan: Faculty of Arts (Religion and Culture)
2008 Dr. Mercedes Rowinsky-Geurts: Faculty of Arts (Languages and Literatures)
2001 Dr. Michel Desjardins: Faculty of Arts (Religion and Culture)
1993 Dr. Michael Moore: Faculty of Arts (English and Film Studies)


  • The Alan Blizzard Award

Sponsored by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), this award recognizes and encourages collaborative work on teaching designed to increase the effectiveness of student learning.

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Provincial Teaching Awards


  • Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations

For outstanding performance in teaching - classroom instruction, advising and supervision, course design, etc. The call for nominations is generally circulated in November with a nomination deadline of early February.
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Laurier's OCUFA award recipients include the following...
2014 Dr. Donna Kotsopoulos, Faculty of Education / Faculty of Science (Mathematics)
2014 Dr. Edmund Pries, Faculty of Arts (Global Studies)
2012 Dr. Stephen MacNeil: Faculty of Science (Chemistry)
2012 Dr. Eileen Wood: Faculty of Science (Psychology)
2006 Dr. Carol Duncan: Faculty of Arts (Religionand Culture)
2001 Dr. Anne Westhues: Faculty of Social Work
1997 Dr. Martha Keniston Laurence: Faculty of Social Work
1995 Dr. Rosemary Fischer: Faculty of Music
1993 Dr. John Redekop: Faculty of Arts (Political Science)
1978 Dr. Ervin Zentner: Faculty of Social Work


  • Leadership in Faculty Teaching (LIFT) Award (2007)

Sponsored by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, the award recognizes up to 100 faculty in colleges and universities each year for their excellence in teaching. Nominations may be submitted by any student or teacher at a publically funded university or college. Recipients receive a $20, 000 prize to encourage continued excellence in the classroom setting. Please note this award is no longer offered.
Laurier's LIFT recipients include...
2007 Dr. Catherine Black, Faculty of Arts (Languages and Literatures)
2007 Dr. Thomas Fleming, Brantford campus (Criminology and Contemporary Studies)
2007 Professor Shirley Lichti, School of Business & Economics (Marketing)


International Teaching Awards


  • Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Laurier is eligible to nominate one full-time teaching faculty member who has contributed in the most highly creative ways to teaching, learning, and technology. Colleges and universities select their candidate based on an institution-wide search, using their own criteria.Please note that previous award winners are not eligible.
This award is sponsored by The Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning at Florida Community College at Jacksonville.
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  • The Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Laurier may elect to have its candidate for the Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology considered for the Boyer International Award. This should be indicated at the appropriate place on the Nomination Form for the Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology.
This award is sponsored by The Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning at Florida Community College at Jacksonville.
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  • The Robert Foster Cherry Award

The Cherry Award program is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and to encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers. The winner of the Cherry Award will receive a prize of $200,000 and will teach in residence at Baylor University during the 2009 fall or 2010 spring semester; travel expenses and a furnished apartment will be provided. To further Baylor University's commitment to great teaching, the winner's home department will receive $25,000.
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