Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Teaching Awards

Award Categories

Creative Teaching Award

The Creative Teaching Award recognizes excellence in teaching that challenges, stimulates critical thinking in students and fosters scholarship in nursing. This award is peer-nominated.

2013 Recipients: Jan Angus, Sarah Johnston
2011 Recipients: Erica Cambly, Sean Clarke
2010 Recipient: Mary Ann Fegan
2009 Recipients: Robyn Stremler, Maureen Barry


Early Career Teaching Award

The Early Career Teaching Award recognizes consistent outstanding performance in teaching. This award is peer-nominated.

2012 Recipient: Jennifer Macauley
2010 Recipient: Marcia Facey


Entry-Year Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award

The Entry-Year Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award recognizes:

  • Excellence in clinical teaching as demonstrated by outstanding professionalism and role modelling
  • Exceptional approaches to clinical learning that is supportive, respectful, creative, enthusiastic, evidence-based and student-centred
  • Effectiveness in fostering critical thinking and problem solving skills

Awarded to a clinical instructor directly engaged in supervising undergraduate students during a clinical placement in the entry year. This award is both peer- and student-nominated.

2013 Recipients: Ashley Callahan, Rebecca Semeniuk
2012 Recipients: Shannon Abbaterusso, Esther Kelly, Cara Russon
2011 Recipients: Jason Ross, Claire Steer
2010 Recipient: Elena Luk
2009 Recipient: Kristin Li


Excellence in Educational Leadership

The Excellence in Educational Leadership recognizes excellence in coordinating and/or implementing curriculum, courses, projects and/or programs. This award is peer-nominated.

2012 Recipient: Maureen Barry
2010 Recipient: Monica Parry
2009 Recipients: Elizabeth Peter, Krista Keilty


Excellence in Online Teaching Award

The Excellence in Online Teaching Award recognizes excellence in teaching using virtual modalities as demonstrated by the ability to stimulate student engagement, innovation, enthusiasm and critical thinking in online courses or online components of courses. This award is both peer- and student-nominated.

2013 Recipient: Michael Villeneuve
2012 Recipients: Amy Bender, Kathy Trip
2011 Recipient: Willi Kirenko
2010 Recipient: Willi Kirenko


Excellence in Precepting: Undergraduate Award

The Excellence in Precepting: Undergraduate Award recognizes:

  • Excellence in precepting in NUR 461 or NUR 470 as demonstrated by outstanding professionalism and role modeling
  • Exceptional approach to clinical learning that is supportive, respectful, creative, enthusiastic, evidence-based and student-centred
  • Effectiveness in fostering critical thinking and problem solving skills.

This award is both peer- and student-nominated.
2013 Recipient: Mishel Ajison
2012 Recipient: Jim Donovan


Excellence in Precepting: Graduate Award

The Excellence in Precepting: Graduate Award recognizes:

  • Excellence in precepting as demonstrated by outstanding professionalism and role modelling
  • Exceptional approaches to clinical learning that is supportive, respectful, creative, enthusiastic, evidence-based and student-centred
  • Effectiveness in fostering critical thinking and problem solving skills

This award is both peer- and student-nominated.

2013 Recipients: Nancy Marco, Alina Shcharinsky
2012 Recipients: Sherri Adams, Tracey DasGupta
2011 Recipient: Lianne Jeffs
2010 Recipients: Eileen Bourret, Lee-Anne Quinn


Betty Burcher Mentoring Award

The Mentoring Award recognizes an outstanding contribution to enhance both student and faculty experience beyond usual activities through mentoring, availability for questions and consultations, and collegial involvement in scholarly activities. This award is both peer- and student-nominated.

2013 Recipients: Monica Parry, Anne Stephens
2011 Recipient: Francine Wynn
2010 Recipient: Pamela Khan
2009 Recipient: Anne Simmonds


Academic Excellence Award

The Academic Excellence Award recognizes the outstanding contributions made by the recipient over the academic year to curriculum that reflects excellence in how to integrate practice and scholarship. This award is both peer- and student-nominated

2013 Recipient: Anne Simmonds
2010 Recipient: Jody Macdonald


Senior-Year Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award

The Senior-Year Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award recognizes:

  • Excellence in clinical teaching as demonstrated by outstanding professionalism and role modelling
  • Exceptional approaches to clinical learning that is supportive, respectful, creative, enthusiastic, evidence-based and student-centred
  • Effectiveness in fostering critical thinking and problem solving skills

Awarded to a clinical instructor directly engaged in supervising undergraduate students during a clinical placement in the senior year. This award is both peer- and student-nominated.

2013 Recipients: Carla Coverdale, Christine Minerva
2012 Recipient: Jim Smith
2011 Recipient: Alix Duck
2010 Recipients: Marina Aronov, Andrea Main
2009 Recipient: Lorraine McIntosh


Sensitivity to Equity & Diversity Award

The Sensitivity to Equity & Diversity Award recognizes exceptional sensitivity to equity and diversity that enhances classroom teaching, curriculum design and the student experience. This award is peer-nominated.

2011 Recipients: Joanna Louis, Pamela Walker


Teaching Assistant Award

The Teaching Assistant Award recognizes effectiveness in bridging the gap between instructor and students; for example, through the support of students preparing papers and through the provision of constructive feedback through grading. The award is both course instructor- and student-nominated.

2013 Recipient: Craig Dale
2012 Recipient: Stacey Johnson
2011 Recipient: Maki Iwase
2010 Recipients: Tammie DiPietro, Coralee McLaren, Lisa Seto
2009 Recipient: Farah Khan


Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award

The Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award recipient demonstrates excellence in teaching, over this academic year, as characterized by superlative communication skills, mastery of subject area, ability to stimulate enthusiasm and critical/analytic thinking in students, and the development of innovative teaching approaches. This award is student-nominated.

2013 Recipient: Jon Oskarsson


Graduate Teaching Excellence Award

The Graduate Teaching Excellence Award recipient demonstrates excellence in teaching, over this academic year, as characterized by superlative communication skills, mastery of subject area, ability to stimulate enthusiasm and critical/analytic thinking in students, and the development of innovative teaching approaches. This award is student-nominated.

2013 Recipient: Caroline O’Grady


Teaching Excellence Award (Student Nominated)

The Teaching Excellence Award recognizes excellence in teaching as demonstrated by superlative communication skills, master of subject area, the ability to stimulate enthusiasm and critical/analytical thinking in students, and the development of innovative teaching approaches.

2012 Recipient: Jordana McMurray
2011 Recipients: Denise Gastaldo, Karima Velji
2010 Recipients: Lori Ross, Louise Rose
2009 Recipient: Veronica Boscart

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