Awards for Teaching and Learning

University of Alberta Awards

The University of Alberta promotes teaching excellence, scholarship and innovation by administering awards and funding. 

We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

Relaunch of the Provost’s Award for Early Achievement of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) is excited to announce a renewed opportunity to recognize sustained commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching at the University of Alberta. Open to all continuing appointments, phase 1 applications are now being accepted until September 4, 2023, for the Provost's Award for Early Achievement of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Consider applying or supporting the application of a colleague whose contributions you hold in high regard. Click HERE for more information.

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusivity Review of Teaching Awards Update

Following a review of the procedures and processes for awards and recognition at the University of Alberta, a number of changes, informed by the report of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity (EDI) Review of Teaching Awards Working Group (ERA-WG), are rolling out in the relaunching of the awards for faculty and teaching excellence. These changes aim to reduce applicant barriers, increase award-type diversity, and ensure the processes align with both the updated EDI strategic plan and the Effective Teaching Framework developed by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

We would like to thank the University of Alberta community for their contributions to this ongoing process including the members of the Equity, Diversity, & Inclusivity Review of Teaching Awards Working Group and research partners at the Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation.

Awards For Faculty Excellence

Awards For Teaching Excellence

External Teaching Awards 

  • 3M National Teaching Fellowships (STLHE)
  • Alan Blizzard Award (STLHE)
  • D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning (STLHE)
  • Distinguished Academic Award (CAUT)

Other Awards and Funding

For a complete list of academic awards and recipients, visit Faculty Awards database. 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.