Dalhousie University - Inspiring Minds


Previous Recipients


Brenda Sabo, School of Nursing

Brenda Sabo has been with the School of Nursing since 2006 and is the 2016 recipient of the Academic Innovation Award. Dr. Sabo’s innovative teaching approach focuses on using arts and performance to connect Nursing students to the actual community in which they will serve in the future. This approach provided a safe and experiential environment for students to foster a deeper understanding of the affective elements related to their coursework.  

Portrait of the Artist as a Dalhousie Professor: Nursing's Brenda Sabo receives Dal teaching award for innovation

DalNews, Sallie Lau - December 1, 2016

Academic Innovation Award


Dr. Matthew Schnurr
Department of International Development Studies

A faculty member since 2008, Dr. Schnurr was recognized for the tremendous impact his teaching has had on students and colleagues in his department and Faculty and his commitment to innovation in teaching. Dr. Schnurr experiments with new and innovative approaches to university teaching that have proved enormously popular, including role-playing simulations and online technologies that enhance student learning. Through the support of CLTs Teaching with Technology grants, he has been able to implement a mixed methods research project evaluating the impact of these simulations on learning outcomes.

Getting Creative in the Classroom
Dal News, Matt Reeder - October 23, 2015