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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
August 28, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence

The Wilfrid Laurier University Award for Teaching Excellence honours those who, through their commitment to teaching innovation and excellence, have made significant contributions to the educational experience of Laurier students.

Purpose of the Award

The purpose of these awards is to provide significant recognition for excellence in teaching, to encourage its pursuit, and to demonstrate the value that Laurier attaches to teaching.

The Award

Up to two awards are conferred each year: one for full-time faculty and one for contract academic staff. Recipients of the award receive a framed certificate, a permanent notation in the university calendar, have their names engraved in the WLU Teaching Excellence Award Plaque, their picture added to the Teaching Hall of Fame in the Bricker Academic Building, and are recognized at Convocation.

Award Deadlines

  • January 15: Nomination package forwarded to Faculty/School Dean for endorsement and letter of support
  • February 2: Original Nomination package, plus eight complete copies, forwarded to Educational Development, Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (normally the deadline is February 1; however, the 1st is a Sunday and therefore the deadline was moved by one day)
  • March 1: Teaching Award Committees recommendations forwarded to President
  • April 15: Winners of the Award for Teaching Excellence announced by the President
  • June and/or October: Presentation of the Award at Convocation

List of Previous Award Recipients

For information about eligibility, nomination procedures, FAQs, packaging format and deadlines, please refer to the documents below.

Related Information Title Type
2014 WLU Award for Teaching Excellence Information Sheet and Award Guidelines Document
2014 WLU Award for Teaching Excellence Nomination Form and Checklist Document
2014 WLU Award for Teaching Excellence Teaching Evaluation Summary Table Document