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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 are now closed for 2016-2017

Awards

Dalhousie Alumni Association Award of Excellence for Teaching

Nominees for this award will normally have ten or more years of teaching experience.  Candidates must be ful­l‐time faculty or instructors at Dalhousie University.  

One award will be presented annually.

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Early Career Faculty Award of Excellence for Teaching (New criteria)

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.

One award will be presented annually. 


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Contract and Limited-Term Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (New award)

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. 

One award will be presented annually.  

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Sessional and Part-Time Instructor Award for Excellence in Teaching (New Award)

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.

One award will be presented annually.  

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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.

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Award for Excellence in Education for Diversity (New criteria)

This award will be presented to a teacher who has enhanced the Dalhousie teaching and learning environment through excellence in education for diversity.

One award will be presented annually.  

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Academic Innovation Award

This award is for an individual who has developed an innovation that has resulted in a sustained impact on student learning at Dalhousie. It may include innovations in course or curriculum design; development or application of tools or technologies; or the development or application of innovative methods or learning experiences to enhance student learning.

One award will be presented annually.  

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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.

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President’s Graduate Student Teaching Award

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.

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Top row: Anne Marie Ryan; Brenda Sabo; Cheryl Murphy
Bottom row: Christine Chambers; Laura Eramian; Management 5000, Management Without Borders

Dalhousie Alumni Association Award of Excellence for Teaching

Anne Marie Ryan (Earth Sciences)

Academic Innovation Award

Brenda Sabo (Nursing)

Early Career Faculty Award of Excellence for Teaching

Cheryl Murphy (Psychiatry)

Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision

Christine Chambers (Psychology and Neuroscience)

Contract and Sessional Instructor Award of Excellence for Teaching

Laura Eramian (Sociology and Anthropology)

Educational Leadership Award for Collaborative Teaching

Management 5000, Management Without Borders (Faculty of Management)

  • Jenny Baechler (Rowe School of Business)
  • Scott Comber (Rowe School of Business)
  • Jeff Fiesen (School of Information Management)
  • Sandra Toze (School of Information Management)
  • Becky Field (Marine Affairs Program)
  • Karen Beazley (School for Resource and Environmental Studies)
  • Liz Wilson (Faculty of Management)