Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Teaching Awards

Award Categories

Early Career Teaching Award

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

2017 Recipient: Maki Iwase        

2016 Recipient: Erica Cambly


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.

2017 Recipients: Sheila Lingan, Rebecca Semeniuk

2015 Recipients: Jennifer Jinkinson, Laura Milne


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.

2016 Recipient: Maureen Barry


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.

2017 Recipient: Ray Lam

2016 Recipient: Lynn Nagle

2015 Recipient: Monica Parry


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.

2017 Recipients: Vivian Recollet, Sheila Redman

2015 Recipient: Lisa Maitland


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.

2017 Recipient: Angela Leahey

2016 Recipient: Pamela Green

2015 Recipient: Krish Parameswaran


Award for Teaching that Intellectually-Challenges Students

This award recognizes demonstrated teaching that intellectually challenges and stimulates students. This award is both peer- and student-nominated.

2017 Recipient: Maki Iwase

2016 Recipient: Francine Wynn

2015 Recipient: Shan Mohammed


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.

2017 Recipients: Margaret Blastorah, Anne Simmonds  

2016 Recipients: Kimberley Widger, Manjit Dhanoa-Yasi

2015 Recipient: Sandra Merklinger


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.

2017 Recipient: Chelsea Miller

2016 Recipient: Hasumie Hosogoe

2015 Recipients: Dovina Constance, Heather Whalen


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.

2015 Recipient: Maki Iwase


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.

2016 Recipient: Gillian Strudwick

2015 Recipients: Mevin Paulose, Marie-Claude Mainville


Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award (student-nominated)

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

2017 Recipient: Debora Kirschbaum Nitkin      

2016 Recipient: Maki Iwase

2015 Recipient: Laura Fairley


Graduate Teaching Excellence Award (student-nominated) 

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

2017 Recipient: Kathy McGilton  

2016 Recipient: Bonnie Stevens

2015 Recipient: Mike Villeneuve


Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award (peer-nominated)

The Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award recipient recognizes excellence in teaching, over this academic year, as characterized by superlative communication skills, master of subject area, and the ability to stimulate enthusiasm and critical/analytical thinking in students.

2017 Recipient: Jana Lok

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