Teaching is an activity that is often recognized only by the students of great teachers. However, there are many opportunities for our great teachers to be publicly acknowledged for their commitment and excellence, both at McGill and externally.
CASE Canadian Professor of the Year
Another important national teaching award which existed between 1986 and 2004 (the program is still active in the United States as the U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program) was the CASE Canadian Professor of the Year.
McGill's Faculty Development Office in Medical Education provides links to a number of awards for excellence in medical and dental education sponsored by various national colleges and associations of Medicine and Dentistry. Additional to those listed is the CAME Certificate of Merit Award sponsored by the Canadian Association for Medical Education.
The Alan Blizzard Award was established to encourage, identify, and publicly recognize those whose exemplary collaboration in university teaching enhances student learning. learning. The Award honours Dr. Alan Blizzard, STLHE President from 1987 to 1995, and his convictions about the effectiveness of collaboration in team teaching for student learning.
The national 3M Teaching Fellowship award is given to individuals who not only excel in the teaching of their own courses, but also demonstrate an exceptionally high degree of leadership and commitment to the improvement of university teaching across disciplines, at their home institutions and beyond.
Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Among the newest and perhaps most prestigious teaching awards at McGill, the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching, recognizes teaching excellence at four different levels: professor, associate professor, assistant professor and faculty lecturer.
There are a number of Faculty-based awards for University teaching. Some are awarded on a periodic basis, while others are awarded fairly consistently. If your specific Faculty or teaching unit has an award and/or a record of previous winners, please email tls [at] mcgill [dot] ca so that we can create a link to this information.
Some annually awarded Faculty-based teaching awards include:
Desautels Faculty of Management
Distinguished Teaching Award