External Teaching Awards

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) rewards teaching excellence, scholarship and innovation by administering awards and funding. CTL's Strategic Initiatives Manager supports academics in their pursuit of teaching awards by helping to identify award opportunities and offering tips on developing a strong nomination package. Copies of previous successful nomination packages for many of these awards are available for review in CTL. For more information or assistance contact Curtis Champagne, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Centre for Teaching and Learning (780.492.9302 or curtisc@ualberta.ca).

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.

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.

 

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.
Value Description: Lifetime Membership in Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and 3-day retreat.
Internal Deadline: August 20.
External Deadline: August 31.

 

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: Varies (Mid February - Mid March).

 

Desire2Learn Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning (STLHE)

Sponsor: Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and Desire2Learn Incorporated (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: March 1, 2015.