External Awards

3M 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.
CTL Deadline: September 15.
External Deadline: September 30, 2016 (Please note the date change.)


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. (Note, this award is now offered bi-annually.)
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: This is a biennial award - the next call for submissions will be in December 2017


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 12, 2017