Teaching Awards

The School of Continuing Studies presented its first Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1993. In doing so the School wished to recognize teachers who embody the highest attributes of the teaching profession. At McGill University, this is a way of honouring teachers who are committed to quality teaching, who motivate their students, and who have the drive to spur students and build on the competencies they acquired before attending the School.

In the eyes of the thousands of students who come to further their education at McGill after working hours, distinguished teachers at McGill's School of Continuing Studies are those who:

  • Are passionate about supporting students’ learning;
  • Are responsive to individual students’ specific requests for guidance;
  • Help students to develop autonomy in the learning process;
  • Provide encouragement and a sense of accomplishment notwithstanding the difficulty of any given assignment or course;
  • Consistently demonstrate their expertise in the subject matter or field;
  • Inspire students to commit themselves to becoming life-long learners;
  • Are at all times professional and respectful.

Although all distinguished teachers have not embodied all of these qualities, you would be surprised at the number who do!

The Schools Academic Committee requests the assistance of students to identify members of the Schools teaching staff who exemplify these qualities and values. Students who put forward nominations of deserving individuals are indeed helping the University to meet its own objective of recognizing quality teaching.

The Schools Academic Committee looks forward to receiving thoughtful nominations from its student body. The official criteria for this Award may be found here.

Dr. Carmen Sicilia
Associate Dean Academic

Recipients of the Award for Distinguished Teaching

2017
Helle-Mai Lenk
Joseph N. Armanious

2016
Bruce Manson

2015
Andrew Churchill
Erin Reid
Robert Saggers

2014
Carolyn Samuel
Leanna Turner
Chantal Westgate

2013
Jocelyne Philie
Maria Eduarda Nunes

2012
Manon Gadbois
Leo Kerklaan

2011
Raad Jassim
Eric Dupont

2010
Julia Mercuri-Albisi
Grant Brown

2009
Zina Suissa
Bruce Manson

2008
Lloyd Bartlett
Daniel Zamorano

2007
Tomasz Maciej Kiczka

2006
Kenneth Matziorinis

2005
Ina Diéguez

2004
Sharron Dorothy Wall

2003
Amparo Garavito

2002
Charles Roth

2001
Latchmy Narine

2000
Wajeeh Elali
Marie Melenca

1999
Marie-Claude Beauchamp

1998
Sheldon Deitcher

1997
Margaret Kumor-Wysocka

1996
Joyce Cunningham

1995
Kevin Callahan

1994
Manuel Mendonça

1993
Arshad Ahmad
Ronald Charow
Edward Heft
Kenneth Matziorinis
Craig Morrison
Maria Nunes
Charles Roth
Jeffrey Schwartz
Vasu Seshadri
Albert Teitlebaum