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 Instructing Award

The Entry-Year Excellence in Clinical Instructing 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.

2018 Recipient: Nakita Godoy

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.

2018 Recipient: Pamela Walker

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.

2018 Recipient: Maki Iwase

2017 Recipient: Ray Lam

2016 Recipient: Lynn Nagle


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.

2018 Recipients: Michael Abd-El Malak, Gabriel Lee

2017 Recipients: Vivian Recollet, Sheila Redman


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.

2018 Recipients: Roseanne Hickey, Patricia Murphy-Kane

2017 Recipient: Angela Leahey

2016 Recipient: Pamela Green


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.

2018 Recipient: Sandra Merklinger

2017 Recipient: Maki Iwase

2016 Recipient: Francine Wynn


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


Senior-Year Excellence in Clinical Instructing Award

The Senior-Year Excellence in Clinical Instructing 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.

2018 Recipient: Chantel Cordon

2017 Recipient: Chelsea Miller

2016 Recipient: Hasumie Hosogoe


Equity & Diversity Award

Equity & Diversity Award recognizes demonstrated exceptional sensitivity to equity and diversity that enhances student learning, student experience and/or curriculum design. This award is peer- and student-nominated.

2018 Recipient: Laura Fairley


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.

2018 Recipients: Leah Westgate, Sarah Xiao

2016 Recipient: Gillian Strudwick


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


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.

2018 Recipient: Michelle Acorn

2017 Recipient: Kathy McGilton  

2016 Recipient: Bonnie Stevens


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.

2018 Recipient: Elena Luk

2017 Recipient: Jana Lok

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