University‑Wide Teaching Awards

Dalhousie University has an exceptional and complementary array of faculty and instructors, all who have help to build Dalhousie’s reputation for educational excellence across Canada and around the world. Dalhousie honours instructors and graduate students on an annual basis with a number of teaching excellence and innovation awards for their contribution to maintaining and supporting Dalhousie's reputation as being a leader in higher education.

Nominations Close Annually on January 31

 

Academic Innovation Award

One award will be presented annually to an individual or team who has developed an innovative initiative that has resulted in a sustained impact on student learning at Dalhousie.

An initiative shall be deemed ‘innovative’ if it makes a significantly new contribution to the student learning experience in the department(s) or Faculty(ies) involved.  The innovative initiative should be new to the department(s) or Faculty(ies) involved, although it may already be in practice at Dalhousie in another academic unit, or have been developed elsewhere in the academic community. 
Learn more about the Academic Innovation Award

Award for Excellence in Education for Diversity

One award will be presented annually.  This award will be presented to an individual or team that has enhanced the Dalhousie teaching and learning environment through excellence in education for diversity. 
Learn more about the Award for Excellence in Education for Diversity

Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision

Excellence in graduate supervision is recognized as the successful mentorship of graduate students through an enriching, supportive and productive learning environment. Nominees shall have at least ten years supervision experience at the graduate level. One award will be presented annually. 
Learn more about the Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision

Contract and Limited-term Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

This award shall normally be awarded once to any single recipient over the course of his/her career at Dalhousie.  Candidates must be a full-time contract or limited-term faculty member of the Dalhousie University teaching staff. While there is no rigid criterion for length and breadth of service at the university, a teaching record extending more than two years at Dalhousie is expected, though the position need not be a 12-month appointment in each year. 
Learn more about the Contact and Limited-term Faculty Award

Dalhousie Alumni Association Award of Excellence for Teaching

One award will be presented annually. Nominees for this award will normally have ten or more years of teaching experience. 
Learn more about the Alumni Award

Educational Leadership Award for Collaborative Teaching

One award is presented annually to recognize the collaborative work of a team of colleagues whose leadership has made a significant contribution to student learning at the department, Faculty or institutional level (primarily at Dalhousie, and possibly beyond the institution). The award is open to all Dalhousie University faculty members, including department chairs and deans. 
Learn more about the Educational Leadership Award for Collaborative Teaching

Early Career Faculty Award of Excellence for Teaching

One award will be presented annually. Nominees for this award will be early career faculty with a minimum of three years teaching and fewer than ten years teaching experience in their current role. 
Learn more about the Early Career Faculty Award

President's Graduate Student Teaching Award

Graduate student instructors, including in the critical role of teaching assistants, make an indispensable contribution to university education: teaching in the classroom, leading seminars and tutorials, demonstrating in the laboratory, coaching, providing feedback on student work, and supporting students’ success in numerous ways.

The Dalhousie President's Graduate Student Teaching Awards are open to all qualified graduate student instructors (currently registered Master's and Ph.D. candidates), including previous nominees (but not previous recipients). Up to three awards will be presented annually.
Learn more about the President's Graduate Student Teaching Award

Sessional and Part-time Instructor Award for Excellence in Teaching

This award shall normally be awarded once to any single recipient over the course of his/her career at Dalhousie.  Candidates must be a part-time member of the Dalhousie University teaching staff. While there is no rigid criterion for length and breadth of service at the university, a teaching record extending over several years and including the teaching of more than one course is expected. Nominees shall normally be teaching at least one course at Dalhousie in the term of nomination. 
Learn more about the Sessional and Part-time Instructor Award