President's Prize for Excellence in Teaching

Established to recognize excellence in teaching and its importance to the academic experience of students at McGill University.


This award is traditionally awarded at Fall Convocation at the Course Lecturer, Faculty Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor ranks.

Call for nominations

The nomination period for the 2023 Prizes is now closed. 

Questions? Contact nancy.stpierre2 [at] (subject: PPET) (Nancy St-Pierre).

The Selection Committee is composed of:

  • President and Vice-Chancellor
  • Provost and Executive Vice-President (Academic)
  • Director, Teaching and Learning Services
  • *Previous recipient from the level of Course Lecturer, or representative from MCLIU
  • *Previous recipient from the rank of Faculty Lecturer
  • *Previous recipient from the rank of Assistant Professor
  • *Previous recipient from the rank of Associate Professor
  • *Previous recipient from the rank of Full Professor
  • Representative from SSMU
  • Representative from PGSS
  • Representative from MACES
  • Representative from MCSS

*In the case when a previous recipient from a given category is not available, a representative from that category will selected by the Provost, in consultation with the Deans.


2023 recipients of the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to the 2023 recipients of the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching: Rustum Choksi, Andrea Farran, Alexander Manshel, Pallavi Sirjoosingh, Sarah Wolfson



Past recipients of the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching

2022: Shauna van Praagh, Nicole Ventura, Wendell Nii Laryea Adjetey, Martin Sirois

2021: Lawrence R. Chen, Juan C. Serpa, Signy Sheldon, Giulia Alberini, Maureen Rose, Donald L. Kennedy

2020: Adele Blackett, Daniel Douek, Thomas Fox, Antony Humphries, Christopher Moraes.

2019: Melanie Dirks, Kazue Takamura, Eran Shor, Manuel Balán

2018: Marwan Kanaan, Sidney Trudeau, Nicole Li-Jessen, David Ragsdale, Allison Christians

2017: Bruce Manson, Laura Pavelka, Daniel Heller, Laila Parsons, Jonathan Sterne

2016: Prakash Panangaden, Alanna Watt, Hoi Kong, Caroline Begg

2015: John Stix, Andrew Hendry, Anne-Marie Kietzig, Teresa Rudkin

2014: Nancy Mayo, Colin Chalk, Gary Brouhard, Eyad Hashem Atallah

2013: Kenneth Ragan, Raphaël Fischler, Michael Rabbat, Ariel Fenster

2012: Paul Clarke, Laura Nilson, Jeffrey Bergthorson, Kenneth MacKenzie

2011: James Hanley, Marilyn Scott, Krista R. Muis, Sujata Madan

2010: Michael Petrides, Rosalie Jukier, Robert Leckey, David M. Lank

2009: Bruce Shore, Peter Gibian, Kathleen Fallon, Carolyn Samuel

2008: Maggie Kilgour, Lisa Travis, André Roy, Grazyna Wilczek

2007: Richard Koestner, George McCourt, Howard Riggs, Paul Wiseman

2006: André Costopoulos, Axel Hundemer, Daniel Levitin, David Plant

2005: Donna Lee-Smith, Brian Lewis, Nilima Nigam, Donald Taylor

2004: Andrew Kirk, Reisa Lipszyc, John Silvius, Charles Boberg

2003: John Abela, Brian Alters, Rex Brynen, Fritz Buchinger

2002: Rhonda Amsel, Hanadi Sleiman, Anthony Williams-Jones, Heather Goad

2001: David Harpp, Andrew Kirk, Carolyn Pittenger, Gordon Roberts

2000: Hélène Poulin-Mignault, Anne Wechsler, Terry Wheeler


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