Awards

Currently there are four teaching awards which have been adjudicated through the Office of Teaching and Learning and the Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee. Learn more about these and other Werklund awards.

  1. Teaching Excellence Award

    Description:  The Werklund School of Education awards one Werklund Teaching Excellence Award annually to a full time, continuing academic staff member who demonstrates outstanding teaching and learning experiences.

    Award: Up to $2,000 to be used towards attending a conference of their choice, to be used by June 30, 2022; name engraved on the Werklund Teaching Excellence Award plaque; letter of recognition.

  2. Leadership in Education Award

    Description: Award recognizes an academic staff member who demonstrates outstanding leadership and commitment to improving teaching and learning experiences in the School and in the profession.

    Award: Up to $2,000 to be used towards attending a conference of their choice, to be used by June 30, 2022; name engraved on the Werklund Teaching Excellence Award plaque; letter of recognition.

  3. Online Teaching Excellence Award

    Description:  The Online Teaching Excellence Award is presented annually to an academic staff member in the Werklund School of Education who demonstrates outstanding online teaching and learning experiences. 

    Award: Up to $2,000 to be used towards attending a conference of their choice, to be used by June 30, 2022; letter of recognition.

  4. Sessional Instructor Award

    Description:  The Werklund School of Education awards one Sessional Instructor Teaching Excellence Award annually to a sessional academic staff member who demonstrates outstanding teaching and learning experiences

    Award: Up to $2,000 to be used towards attending a conference of their choice, to be used by June 30, 2022; letter of recognition.

The University of Calgary Teaching Awards are offered in 14 categories.  There is a comprehensive nomination process that must be completed by the application deadline, which will be March 3, 2022 at 11:59pm.  The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning offers sessions to help you prepare nomination packages.  The WSE Office of Teaching and Learning will host drop-in sessions to help potential candidates prepare their nominations and will provide editing support of nomination portfolios as well.

Also, if you are interested in adjudicating award nominations you can apply before March 3, 2022.

Visit the Taylor Institute awards page for more information on the awards.

Werklund Winners of University of Calgary Teaching Awards

2021
Miwa Takeuchi - Award for Full-Time Academic Staff (Associate Professor)
Polly L. Knowlton Cockett - Award for Sessional Instructors
Soroush Sabbaghan - Award for Teaching in Online Environments
Quality Graduate Supervision MOOC Team: Michele Jacobsen and Hawazen Alharbi - Award for Educational Leadership (Group)

2020
Man-Wai Chu - Award for Full-Time Academic Staff
Michele Jacobsen - Award for Graduate Supervision
Gregory Tweedie - Teaching in Online Environments

2019

Anusha Kassan - Award for Full-Time Academic Staff
Shelly Russell-Mayhew - Award for Full-Time Academic Staff
Colleen Kawalilak - Award for Graduate Supervision
Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc. (Lorne Keeper, Margaret Scott, Shirley Myran and Derek Courchene) and Werklund School of Education (Meadow Schroeder, Erica Makarenko, Jac J.W. Andrews) - Award for Educational Leadership (Group)
Mary-Ann Mitchell-Pellett - Award for Sessional Instructors
Cyndie Baum - Award for Continuing and Professional Education
Stephanie Bartlett and Erin Quinn - Award for Team-Teaching

2018
Shelly Russell-Mayhew, Tina Gabriele, Alana Ireland, Kerri Murray and Gavin Peat - Educational Leadership (Group): Health Champions Committee
Shelly Russell-Mayhew - Award for Graduate Supervision
Aubrey Hanson - Teaching in Online Environments

2017
Faculty and Social Work and Werklund School of Education, Advancing Healthy and Socially Just Schools and CommunitiesAward for Curriculum Development
Catherine Burwell – Award for Full-time Academic Staff
Katherine MuellerAward for Sessional Instructor
Jim Reilly Award for Workplace Integrated Education

2015
Werklund School of Education, Bachelor of Education program ­Award for Curriculum Development
Jennifer Lock – Award for Educational Leadership, (formal role)
Jo Towers – Award for Full-time Academic Staff
Barb Brown – Award for Teaching in Online Environments
Yang (Flora) Liu – Award for Graduate Assistants (Teaching)

2014

Janet Groen – Award for Full-time Academic Staff
Peggy Patterson – Award for Graduate Supervision
Barbara Brydges – Award for Academic Librarians, Archivists and Curators
Meadow Schoeder – Award for Teaching in Online Environments

2021
Teaching Excellence: Tanya Mudry
Educational Leadership: Beaumie Kim
Excellence Instructing in Online Environments: Roswita Dressler
Sessional Instructor Award: Sandra Duggleby

2020
Teaching Excellence: Miwa Takeuchi
Educational Leadership: Erica Makarenko
Excellence Instructing in Online Environments: Patricia Danyluk, Theodora Kapoyannis and Astrid Kendrick
Sessional Instructor Award: Polly Knowlton Cockett

2019
Teaching Excellence: Man-Wai Chu
Educational Leadership: Barb Brown
Excellence Instructing in Online Environments: Katie Crossman
Sessional Instructor Award: Nadia Delanoy

2018
Teaching Excellence: David Scott
Educational Leadership: Jac Andrews

2017
Teaching Excellence: Amy Burns
Leadership in Teaching: Catherine Burwell

2016
Teaching Excellence: Yvonne Poitras-Pratt
Leadership in Teaching: Dianne Gereluk

2015
Teaching Excellence: Sarah Eaton
Leadership in Teaching: Tonya Callaghan

2014
Teaching Excellence: Barb Brown, Catherine Burwell, and Adam McCrimmon
Leadership in Teaching: Michele Jacobsen

2013
Teaching Excellence: Kent Donlevy and Andreea Cervatiuc
Leadership in Teaching: Sharon Friesen, Jennifer Lock, and Bonnie Shapiro

2012
Teaching Excellence: Jennifer Lock, Michele Jacobsen, and Candace Saar