Awards

External Awards

Brief descriptions of select external teaching awards are published below.  The complete nomination procedure and submission requirements for each award can be found by clicking on the award name.  Copies of previous successful nomination packages for many of these awards are available for review in the Centre for Teaching and Learning.  For more information contact Curtis Champagne, Strategic Initiatives Manager (780.492.9302 or curtisc@ualberta.ca).

3M National Teaching Fellowships (STLHE)

Sponsor: Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and 3M Canada.
Description: Awards are open to all individuals currently teaching at a Canadian university, regardless of discipline or level of appointment. The Selection Committee looks for independent evidence of: (1) excellence in teaching over a number of years, principally (but not exclusively) at the undergraduate level and (2) educational leadership, i.e., commitment to the improvement of university teaching with particular emphasis to contributions beyond the nominee's discipline or profession.
Note, the guidelines were modified significantly in March 2013 and again in 2016 to emphasize the equal importance of educational leadership and teaching.
Value Description:  Lifetime Membership in Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and 3-day retreat.
Internal Deadline:  September 15 (Final draft)
External Deadline:  September 30, 2017.

University of Alberta's 3M National Teaching Fellows

Alan Blizzard Award (STLHE)

Sponsor:  Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).
Description:  The Alan Blizzard Award is designed to stimulate and reward collaboration in teaching, and encourage and disseminate scholarship in teaching and learning. The award is open to groups of two or more individuals, at least one of whom must be currently teaching at a Canadian university, regardless of discipline or level of appointment.
Value Description:  A citation in recognition of exemplary contribution to the scholarship of teaching and learning.  Invited presenter at the annual STLHE conference of the Alan Blizzard Plenary, expenses paid. Publication and dissemination by STLHE of a paper describing the project.
Deadline:  T.B.A.  The STLHE Awards Committee is updating the terms of reference for the Alan Blizzard Award. We are expecting to share the new terms at the 2018 STLHE conference. We look forward to receiving your submission following the updated terms of reference.

Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning (STLHE)

Sponsor:  Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and Brightspace by D2L (formerly known as Desire2Learn).
Description:  Applications are invited from individuals with a demonstrable record of innovation(s) in areas including pedagogical approaches, teaching methods, course design, curriculum development, assessment methods, various tools and technologies that enhance learning and have had a significant impact on post-secondary education. Awards are open to all instructors currently teaching at a post-secondary institution, regardless of discipline, level, or term of appointment.
Deadline:  February 18, 2018.

Distinguished Academic Award (CAFA)

Sponsor: Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations (CAFA).
Description:  Recognizies an academic staff member, or group of staff members, who through their research and/or other scholarly, creative or professional activities have made an outstanding contribution to the wider community beyond the university.
Deadline: April 23, 2016.
Value Description:  Recipients will receive a $2,000 prize and a piece of original Alberta art work.

Distinguished Academic Early Career Award (CAFA)

Sponsor:  Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations (CAFA).
Description: Recognizes an academic staff member at an early stage of his or her career, who through their research and/or other scholarly, creative or professional activity have made an outstanding contribution to the wider community beyond the university.
Deadline:  April 23, 2016.
Value Description:  Recipients will receive a $2,000 prize and a piece of original Alberta art work.

Lee Lorch Award (CAUT)

Sponsor:  Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT).
Description:  The Lee Lorch Award (formerly the CAUT Distinguished Academic Award) recognizes academics who excel in each of the principal aspects of academic life: teaching, research, service to the institution and to the community.
Deadline: August 31, 2017.
Value Description:  The award will be presented at the Spring CAUT Council. The recipient will be invited to give an address to Council and the address will be subsequently published by CAUT.  The recipient will receive a $1,000 honorarium with the award.


Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (FCCP) Education Foundation Award of Merit

Sponsor:  Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario) Education Foundation (FCCP).
Description:  The FCCP Education Foundation Award of Merit was established in 1985. The Award has been given annually to distinguished Chinese Canadians with outstanding professional achievements. Nomination is open to both academic institutions and public. Each nomination must be sponsored by two nominators. It should include a brief resume of the nominee, outlining his or her achievements and/or contribution. All nominations should reach Roslyn M. Tsao rtsao@epsteincole.com, President of the FCCP Education Foundation at 1108 - 45 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2H9 by July 31, 2017.
Value Description:  The Award of Merit is accompanied by a $2,500 monetary award.
Deadline:  July 31, 2017.

For a complete list of academic awards and recipients visit ualberta.ca/academicawards. Use the search tool or navigate to the award you are interested in. For discipline specific awards select the appropriate field of study and determine which award(s) are applicable then click search. Click on "Show award recipients..." to view the list of past recipients of that award.