University of Calgary Teaching Awards

The awards program recognizes teaching excellence by individuals and groups, in diverse learning contents, and through curriculum design, educational leadership, and experiential learning. A teaching award is a distinguished honour for a member of our university community. Recipients are presented with their awards at a high-profile Celebration of Teaching hosted by the provost, and their names added to a wall of honour in the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to nominate individuals and groups who make outstanding contributions to enriching the quality and breadth of learning.

NEWS! 2017/18 Teaching Awards Support and Workshop Schedule Now Available.

Preparing a Strong Nomination Letter for the University of Calgary Teaching Awards
October 31, 2017 | 9:30-11:30 am

Developing Your Dossier for the UCalgary Teaching Awards
November 9, 2017 | 1:30- 3:30pm

Teaching Awards Drop-in Consultations
November 21, 2017 | 1:00-3:00 pm

Teaching Awards Drop-in Consultations
December 6, 2017 | 9:30-11:30am

Teaching Awards Drop-in Consultations
December 19, 2017 | 9:30-11:30am

Teaching Awards Drop-in Consultations
January 9, 2018 | 9:30-11:30am

About the awards
The University of Calgary Teaching Awards are comprised of 13 award categories that recognize teaching excellence in diverse learning contexts, by individuals and teams, and through curriculum design and educational leadership.
Preparing a nomination package
The Taylor Institute offers extensive support and resources on preparing a nomination package for the University of Calgary Teaching Awards. Nominees, nominators and individuals supporting the nomination are encouraged to register for a workshop, drop-in at a consultation and review our online resources.
Submit a nomination package
Once your nomination package is prepared, ensure that you have attached the cover letter (required) and submit it through this online webform. Please contact if you have any questions regarding the webform. A nominator or faculty representative may submit a nomination package on behalf of a nominee.
Teaching Academy
The Teaching Academy is a community of instructors, all of whom have received University of Calgary Teaching Awards that recognize their exemplary contributions to teaching and learning. The Teaching Academy operates as a working group of on-the-ground professionals who are interested in supporting the development of individual and collective teaching practices on our campus.
Past award recipients
The University of Calgary Teaching Awards program has been held annually since 2014. Now featured on the Wall of Honour in the Taylor Institute, a complete lists of all past award recipients by year can be found here.


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