Excellence in Education Prizes
The University of Ottawa established the annual Excellence in Education Prizes to recognize educators of exceptional quality, driven by their passion to advance and share knowledge. These leaders in university education are outstanding in the classroom, in the laboratory and in the field and have been recognized by students and peers alike.
Candidates must distinguish themselves in two specific areas, namely:
- Outstanding teaching, as demonstrated through:
- Excellent course evaluations by students;
- Endorsement letters from students;
- Development of innovative content and incentives that engage students in learning processes;
- Involvement in the development of new courses, labs, or curriculum;
- Creativity and impact in pedagogy and/or applications in the development of courses (i.e. online and blended courses);
- Variety in their offer of courses, small and large groups, undergraduate and graduate.
- A solid research program, as demonstrated through:
- Research grants;
- Awards for research;
- Significant contribution to a particular field of research;
- National and international recognition.
This prize is limited to regular professors. Each recipient will receive a $10,000 grant towards research on innovative teaching practices.
Deans will recommend candidates to the University of Ottawa Excellence in Education Prizes Selection Committee following assessment by the respective faculty's teaching personnel committee (an extract of minutes is to be included with recommendation).
Nominees are chosen within the nominations received by the deadline. Nominations must include:
- A statement outlining the basis and justification for the nomination (maximum two pages);
- A copy of the nominee's complete and current curriculum vitae;
- A copy of the summary of the nominee's teaching evaluations for the previous three academic years (i.e., the A Report – Summary), excluding students' comments;
- A maximum of four letters of support from colleagues or students (indicate if originally provided for another prize);
- A short text from the nominee indicating the use that will be made of the funds, more specifically:
- Project objectives;
- A precise and justified budget;
- Impact project will have on the broader university teaching community.
Completed nominations are to be submitted to the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs. Please provide our office with one hard copy and send an electronic version to dablack@uOttawa.ca. Generally, decisions are made within three months.
Should you require additional information, please contact Dani Ablack at dablack@uOttawa.ca or at extension 1821.
Given the extraordinary circumstances of the pandemic, this contest has been postponed until further notice.
- Hassan Aoude
Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
- Silvia Bonaccio
Telfer School of Management
- Sylvie Lamoureux
Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute
Faculty of Arts
- Lorna McLean
Faculty of Education
- Eileen O'Connor
School of Human Kinetics
Faculty of Health Sciences
- Kathryn Prince
Department of Theatre
Faculty of Arts
- David Schneider
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
- Damien-Claude Bélanger - Department of History, Faculty of Arts
- Luke Copland - Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts
- Sylvain Durocher - Telfer School of Management
- Craig Forcese - Common Law Section, Faculty of Law
- Kathleen Gilmour - Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
- Pieter Hofstra - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science
- Nadine Wiper-Bergeron - Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
- Richard Burgess - Department of Classics and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts
- Alison Flynn - Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
- John Leddy - Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
- Beatriz Martin-Perez - Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
- Christine Suurtamm - Faculty of Education