Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2013/2014
Canadian Excellence

Award for Teaching Excellence

This award was established to honour those full-time faculty and part-time contract academic staff members who excel in teaching. Up to two recipients (one full-time faculty member and one part-time contract academic staff member) may receive the award each year. Recipients of the WLU Award for Teaching Excellence will be expected to have:

  1. a comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter;
  2. established a reputation among students and colleagues for superior teaching, including the ability to interest and motivate students to achieve high standards;
  3. demonstrated clearly that efforts are made to keep abreast of new teaching methods, curriculum development and course design; and
  4. made a contribution to the enhancement of the educational activities and responsibilities of the University

2001 Michel Desjardins, BA, MA, PhD; Department of Religion & Culture (full-time faculty)

2001 Sheila McKee-Protopapas, BSc, MSc; Department of Biology (part-time contract academic staff)

2002 Cynthia Comacchio, BA, MA, PhD; Department of History (full-time faculty)

2003 Howard Teall, HBA, MBA, PhD, Department of Business (full-time faculty)

2003 Sherrene Kevan, BA MSc, Department of Biology (part-time contract academic staff)

2004 Carol Duncan, BA, MA, PhD; Department of Religion & Culture (full-time faculty)

2004 Richard Ennis, BA, MA; Department of Psychology (part-time contract academic staff)

2005 Robert Gebotys, BSc, MA, PhD; Department of Psychology (full-time faculty)

2005 Joanna Ochocka, MA, PhD; Department of Psychology (part-time contract academic staff)

2006 Catherine Black, MA (Waterloo), PhD (Laval); Department of Languages & Literatures (full-time faculty)

2007 Nora Znotinas, BASc, MASc, PhD (Waterloo); Department of Physics & Computing (full-time faculty)

2007 Marshall Ward, BA (Waterloo); Department of Fine Arts (part-time contract academic staff) 

2008 Mary-Louise Byrne, BA (Windsor), MSC, PhD (McMaster); Department of Geography & Environmental Studies (full-time faculty)

2008 Camie Condon, BA (Michigan), MSc (Liverpool);  Department of Psychology (part-time contract academic staff)

2008 Stephen Connor, BA (Windsor), MA, PhD (WLU); Department of History (teaching assistant) 

2009 Bill McTeer, BA, BEd (Western), MSc (Montana), PhD (Waterloo); Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education

2009 John Stephens, BA, MA, PhD (Waterloo); Department of Psychology (part-time contract academic staff)

2009 Lisa Funnell, BA (McMaster), MA (Brock), PhD (WLU); Department of English & Film Studies (teaching assistant)

2010 Eileen Wood, BA, MA (Western), PhD (Simon Fraser); Professor of Psychology (1989) (full-time faculty)

2010 Fiona Rawle, BSc (McMaster), PhD (Queen's); Department of Biology (part-time contract academic staff)

2010 Tammy Rowe, BA, MA (WLU); Department of Communication Studies (teaching assistant)

2010 Kyle Crawford, BBA (WLU); School of Business & Economics (teaching assistant)

2011 Steve MacNeil, BSc (Acadia), MSc (Waterloo), PhD (Queen's); Department of Chemistry (full-time faculty)

2011 Edmund Pries, BA (Winnipeg), MA, PhD (Waterloo); Department of Global Studies (part-time contract academic staff)

2011 Emily Macdonald, BSc, MSc (WLU); Department of Biology (teaching assistant)

2012 Penelope Ironstone, BA, MA (Carleton), PhD (York); Department of Communication Studies (full-time faculty)

2012 Ronald A. Ross, BA (McMaster), PhD (Sheffield); Department of Archaeology & Classical Studies and Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies Program (part-time contract academic staff)

2013 Rob Milne, BSc, MSc (Guelph), PhD (WLU); Department of Geography & Environmental Studies (full-time faculty)

2013 Duane Heide BA (Waterloo), MEd (OISE); Faculty of Education (part-time contract academic staff)

2013 Colin McLaren, BA, BEd (Laurentian); Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education (teaching assistant)

2013 Susan Shaw; Department of Mathematics (teaching assistant)