Teaching Awards

The CTSI staff is happy to review nomination files or assist with the compilation of teaching award dossiers for internal and external teaching awards. If you would like to meet with a CTSI staff member regarding an awards nomination, please contact ctsi.teaching@utoronto.ca or 416-946-3139. There are a number of awards that recognize excellence in teaching at the University of Toronto. Most of these awards are division-specific.



D2L Innovation Award

  • Obidimma Ezezika, Assistant Professor, Health & Society, UTSC, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Learn more about this award and Professor Ezezika’s project.

University of Toronto Teaching Fellowship

  • Paola Salardi, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

University of Toronto Early Career Teaching Award

  • Danielle Bentley, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery
  • Daniel Gregory, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences
  • Jacqueline Smith, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Computer Science
  • Olivier St-Cyr, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Faculty of Information

Learn more about these awards and this year’s recipients!

2020 Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Teaching Award

  • Will Cluett, Professor, Chemical Engineering and Applied Engineering, FASE

Read the FASE news story to learn more.

JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award

  • Dr. Douglas McDougall, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
  • Dr. Ted Sargent, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Learn more about this award on the SGS website.

2020 President’s Teaching Award

  • Aarthi Ashok, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Biological Sciences, UTSC
  • Jeremy Lopez, Professor, English, FAS
  • Micah Stickel, Professor, Teaching Stream, Electrical & Computer Engineering, FASE

Visit the Provost’s website for more information.

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)/UT

David E. Hunt Award for Excellence in Graduate Education

  • Tara Goldstein, Professor, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Award for Excellence in Initial Teacher Education

  • Sameena Eidoo, Sessional Lecturer, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Leaning

Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching

  • Ann Lopez, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Award for Excellence in Continuing & Professional Learning

  • Robin Persad, AQ Course Facilitator, Continuing & Professional Learning

2019 Faculty of Dentistry Teaching Excellence Awards

Dr. A. Bruce Hord Master Teacher Award

  • Peter Brymer

Dr. A. Bruce Hord Master Teacher Award

  • Marco Caminiti

W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education

  • Aviv Ouanounou

2019 Faculty of Arts & Science Teaching Awards

Outstanding Teaching Award

  • Erol Boran, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures
  • Franco Taverna, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Human Biology Program
  • Mark S. Taylor, Professor, Department of Chemistry

Superior Teaching Award
Graduate Student Course Instructor

  • Barnabas Kirk, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
  • Simon Lambek, Department of Political Science

Sessional Instructor

  • Siobhan O’Flynn, Canadian Studies Program, University College
  • Emily Paradis, Urban Studies Program, Innis College
  • Ramón A. Victoriano-Martínez, Caribbean Studies Program, New College