CTSI provides support for faculty members and divisions preparing submission packages for institutional and national teaching awards, including teaching dossier and course evaluation consultations, maintains an online database of U of T teaching award recipients (institutional, national, and international) and administers the Teaching Excellence Awards for Teaching Assistants and graduate student Course Instructors.
The University of Toronto Teaching Fellows work closely with CTSI and the Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education. They have regular access to mentoring and support by CTSI staff and contribute to CTSI activities. Their two-year teaching and learning projects focus on planning and design, and implementation and assessment of program (curriculum-level) review or renewal or course renewal or development. As well, the Teaching Fellowship program supports emerging pedagogical leadership in the Teaching Stream. Three recipients were selected for 2018-2020.
- Toula Kourgiantakis, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
- Kathleen Liddle, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto Scarborough
- Sarah Mayes-Tang, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Arts & Science
2018 PRESIDENT’S TEACHING AWARD
CTSI provides administrative support for the institution-wide President’s Teaching Award and the CTSI Director participates in the selection committee and co-chairs the U of T Teaching Academy. We congratulate this year’s winners and welcome them to the Teaching Academy. (See next page for this year’s recipients).
- Pier Bryden, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
- William Cluett, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
- Jennifer Murdock, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts & Science
- Fiona Rawle, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga
2018 EARLY CAREER TEACHING AWARD
- Jayne Baker, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto Mississauga
- Sohee Kang, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough
- Jamie Kellar, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
- David Liu, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Arts & Science
2018 TEACHING ASSISTANT TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD
- Edward Escalon, Study of Religion/Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, Faculty of Arts & Science
- Jennifer Fraser, Institute for History and Philosophy of Science & Technology, Faculty of Arts & Science
- Devorah Kobluk, Department of English, Faculty of Arts & Science
- Pedram Mortazavi, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
- Shawn Xiong, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Arts & Science
9 Departments submitted nominations for the 2018 Graduate Student Course Instructor Teaching Excellence Award – the most in the award’s
48 Instructors nominated a TA for the 2018 TA Teaching Excellence Award.
499 Students submitted nominations for the TA Teaching Excellence Award, celebrating TAs who made a difference in undergraduate classroom.
80 TA Nominations were considered by the selection committee for the 2018 TA Teaching Excellence Award.
2018 GRADUATE STUDENT COURSE INSTRUCTOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD
- Laine Zisman Newman, Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies, Faculty of Arts & Science
EXTERNAL TEACHING AWARDS
2018 3M National Teaching Fellowship presented by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education to Alison Gibbs, Department of Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Science.
For a complete list of U of T teaching award recipients, please visit the CTSI website: http://teaching.utoronto.ca/awards/
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Sociology, UTSC, and U of T Teaching Fellow
“I eagerly anticipate my next two years as a University of Toronto Teaching Fellow. Having the time and resources to systematically investigate ways in which I can improve student engagement in large enrolment courses will benefit the students I teach in the years to come and the students whose professors are able to learn from the resources that I develop and disseminate. The opportunity to form a cohort with other Fellows who share a strong commitment to teaching will be invaluable, as will the mentoring provided through CTSI.”