Lakehead University Contribution to Teaching Award

What Is It?

The Contribution to Teaching Award (CTA) is a student-nominated award that recognizes instructors who have demonstrated high levels of teaching performance at Lakehead University. Up to six awards are granted each year.

  • Recipients are publicly recognized at Senate and receive a monetary award of $100 each.
  • Nominations can be made by any Lakehead University students (minimum of 5 students required). 
  • Submit your nomination by February 15.

Deadlines

  • For nominations: February 15
  • For submission of teaching dossiers and supporting documents: March 31

Eligibility

  • All Lakehead University full-time faculty and contract lecturers who have demonstrated high levels of teaching performance are eligible for nomination, except for instructors who have received this award within the last three years (see list of Teaching Award Recipients below) or faculty who currently sit on the Senate Teaching and Learning Committee.
  • We encourage students to nominate any instructor they think worthy of this award.
  • Although not all nominated instructors will win the award, nominating them provides recognition of their commitment to teaching excellence and evidence of their teaching performance, which can be used by them in annual reports to their deans, position applications, and so on.

Nominated by

  • Students (minimum of 5)

Selection Committee

  • The awards selection committee is made up of all voting members of the Senate Teaching and Learning Committee, with the exception of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Deputy Provost, and Vice-Provost Teaching and Learning.

Policy


How to Nominate your Instructor?

1. Complete the CTA Nomination Form with your fellow classmates.

2. Put together your response to the question, "What does your instructor do to enhance and foster your learning experience?"

  • The maximum length is 2 pages, as described on the Nomination Form.

3. Submit both documents via email to teachingcommons@lakeheadu.ca

Information for Nominees

  • Nominations are received by the Chair of the Senate Teaching and Learning Committee.
  • Nominees may accept the nomination and be considered for the award or decline the nomination.
  • Nominees are encouraged to contact the Teaching Commons for assistance with the preparation of their teaching dossiers.
  • The Senate Teaching and Learning Committee reviews nominees for eligibility and their dossiers for evidence of high levels of teaching performance.
  • Award recipients are announced and acknowledged at Senate in the Fall.

Past Recipients of the Contribution to Teaching Award

2018

  • Dr. Steven Jobbitt  (2018) - History
  • Dr. Vijay Mago (2018) - Computer Science
  • Dr. Jan Oakley (2018) - Education and Women's Studies
  • Dr. Catherine Phillips (2018) - School of Social Work
  • Dr. Sam Salem  (2018) - Civil Engineering
  • Dr. Wilson Wang (2018) - Mechanical Engineering

2017

  • Dr. Michael Hoechsmann (2017) - Education
  • Dr. Tim Kaiser (2017) - Anthropology
  • Dr. Constance Russell (2017) - Education
  • Dr. Angela Van Barneveld (2017) - Education
  • Dr. Ruth Beatty (2017) - Education

2016

  • Dr. Siamak Elyasi (2016) - Chemical Engineering
  • Dr. Sabah Mohammed (2016) - Computer Science
  • Dr. Sudip Kumar Rakshit (2016) - Chemical Engineering
  • Dr. Greg Spivak (2016) - Chemistry
  • Dr. Gerald Walton (2016) - Education
  • Dr. Kam Yu (2016) - Economics

2015

  • Dr. Rhonda Koster (2015) - Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism
  • Dr. Sree Kurissery (2015) - Sustainability Sciences and Biology
  • Dr. Wayne Melville (2015) - Education
  • Dr. Doug Morris (2015) - Biology
  • Dr. Robert Omeljaniuk (2015) - Biology
  • Dr. Matt Roy (2015) -Education

2014

  • Dr. Matthew Boyd (2014) - Anthropology
  • Dr. Todd Randall (2014) - Geography and the Environment
  • Dr. Osama Salem (2014) - Civil Engineering
  • Dr. Chander Shahi (2014) - Natural Resources Management
  • Dr. Michael Stevenson (2014) - History
  • Dr. Mirella Stroink (2014) - Psychology

2013

  • Dr. Zubairu Wai (2013) - Political Science

2012

  • Dr. Daniel Hannah (2012) - English
  • Dr. Mary Louise Hill (2012) - Geology
  • Dr. Richard Khoury (2012) - Software Engineering
  • Dr. Linda Rodenburg (2012) - Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Dr. Mirella Stroink (2012) - Psychology
  • Dr. Adam Van Tuyl (2012) - Mathematical Sciences

2011

  • Dr. Leonard Hutchison (2011) - Natural Resources Management
  • Dr. Rupert Klein (2011) - Psychology
  • Dr. Tony Puddephatt (2011) - Sociology

  • Dr. David Richards (2011) - Business Administration
  • Mr. Randy Wilkie (2011) - Education

2010

  • Dr. Monica Flegel (2010) - English

  • Dr. Timothy Kaiser (2010) - Interdisciplinary Studies and Anthropology
  • Dr. Camillo Lento (2010) - Business Administration
  • Dr. Jane Nicholas (2010) - History
  • Dr. Jennifer Roth (2010) - Women's Studies

  • Charles Xu (2010) - Chemical Engineering

2009

  • Mr. Kevin Cleghorn (2009) - Political Science
  • Dr. James Gellert (2009) - English

  • Dr. Harvey Lemelin (2009) - ORPT

  • Dr. Reg Horne (2009) - Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Dr. Chander Shahi (2009) - Natural Resources Management
  • Dr. Rachel Warburton (2009) - English

2008

  • Dr. Jason Blahuta (2008) Philosophy
  • Dr. Lisa Korteweg (2008) - Education
  • Dr. Timothy Hardie (2008) Business Administration
  • Dr. Randle Nelsen (2008) - Sociology
  • Dr. Adam Van Tuyl (2008) - Mathematical Sciences

2007

  • Dr. Philip Allingham (2007) - Education
  • Dr. Douglas Ivison (2007) - English

  • Dr. Wayne Melville (2007) - Education

  • Prof. Donald Napierala (2007) - Education

2006

  • Dr. Seth Agbo (2006) - Education
  • Dr. Sabah Mohammed (2006) - Computer Science

  • Dr. Marie-Noelle Rinne (2006) - Languages
  • Dr. Batia Stolar (2006) - English
  • Dr. Mendi Zahaf (2006) - Business Administration
  • Dr. Michael Zettek (2006) - Education 

2005

  • Dr. Serajul Islam (2005) - Political Science
  • Dr. Ruby Farrell (2005) - Indigenous Learning
  • Dr. Abdelhamid Tayebi (2005) - Electrical Engineering

2004

  • Dr. Lori Chambers (2004) - Women’s Studies
  • Dr. Walter Epp (2004) - Education
  • Dr. Jinan Fiaidi (2004) - Computer Science
  • Dr. Janice Hughes (2004) - Biology
  • Dr. David Kemp (2004) - Geography
  • Dr. Mohammad Nasir Uddin (2004) - Electrical Engineering
  • Prof. Karen Poole (2004) - Nursing

2003

  • Dr. Keith Brownlee (2003) - Social Work
  • Dr. Anthony Lariviere (2003) - Philosophy
  • Prof. Alexa McKinnon (2003) - Education
  • Dr. Bruce Muirhead (2003) - History

2002

  • Dr. Roger Delaney (2002) - Social Work
  • Dr. Lada Malek (2002) - Biology
  • Prof. Kevin Ride (2002) - Forestry & the Forest Environment
  • Prof. Susan Sajna-Hebert (2002) - Psychology
  • Dr. Gillian Siddall (2002) - English
  • Dr. Adam Van Tuyl (2002) - Mathematical Sciences

2001

  • Dr. Ann Kajander (2001) - Mathematical Sciences
  • Prof. Cindy Soldon (2001) - English
  • Dr. Michael Stones (2001) - Psychology
  • Prof. Susan Tiura (2001) - English

Prior to 2000

  • Dr. Brian Lorch (1998) - Geography
  • Prof. Alain Nabarra (1998) - Languages
  • Dr. Randle Nelson (1998) Sociology
  • Dr. Raoul Ruiperez (1998) - Sociology
  • Prof. Pat Warywoda (1998) - English
  • Dr. K.C. Yang (1998) - Forestry & the Forest Environment
  • Ms. Donna Newhouse (1997) - Biology
  • Dr. G. O’Bireck (1996) - Sociology
  • Prof. D. Mazmanian (1996) - Psychology
  • Dr. Miao (1996) - Mathematical Sciences
  • Prof. S. Sajna-Hebert (1996) - Psychology
  • Prof. T. Stevens (1996) - Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism
  • Dr. Julie Zhou (1996) - Mathematical Sciences
  • Dr. Aris Carastathis (1995) - Music
  • Dr. Scott Hamilton (1995) - Anthropology
  • Dr. Dan Klassen (1995) - Education
  • Dr. Doug West (1995) - Political Science
  • Dr. K. Natarajan (1994) - Engineering
  • Dr. Kim Fedderson (1993) - English
  • Dr. Jim Haines (1993) - Education
  • Dr. Jeanette Lynes (1993) - English
  • Dr. Darlene Steven (1993) - Nursing
  • Dr. Rick Freitag (1992) - Biology
  • Prof. Alain Nabarra (1992) - Languages
  • Prof. Pam Wakewich (1992) - Women’s Studies
  • Prof. Ken Allan (1991) - Psychology
  • Dr. Jim Haines (1991) - Education
  • Prof. Lillian Hoffman  (1991) - Nursing
  • Dr. Azim Malik (1991) - Biology
  • Dr. Kit Minor (1991) - English
  • Dr. Don Power (1991) - Education
  • Dr. Doug Alexander (1990) - Business Administration
  • Dr. M.H. Khan (1990)
  • Dr. Brian O’Connor (1990) - Psychology
  • Dr. M. Sellick (1990) - Social Work
  • Prof. Pat Warywoda (1990) - English
  • Dr. M. Zettek (1990) - Education

 

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