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University of Calgary Teaching Awards

Recognizing outstanding contributions to learning by individuals and groups in diverse teaching contexts.


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About the Teaching Awards

Since 2014, the University of Calgary Teaching Awards have recognized and celebrated outstanding contributions to teaching and learning. The University of Calgary Teaching Awards are comprised of 14 categories that recognize teaching excellence in diverse learning contexts by individuals and teams through curriculum design and educational leadership.  

A University of Calgary Teaching Award is a distinguished honour for members of our university community who, through their commitment and expertise, create deep and lasting learning experiences. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate individuals and groups who make outstanding contributions to enriching the quality and breadth of learning.

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Important dates and deadlines


March 3: Nomination submission deadline

March 3: Adjudication application deadline

May 11 – 18: Adjudication week

June 28: Celebration of Teaching 



Dates to be announced

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Review the calls for nominations

There are 14 award categories with specific eligibility criteria. Carefully review the calls for nominations to determine what award category best applies to you.

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Review our resources

Prepare a robust nomination dossier. Review our comprehensive online resources and sample teaching philosophy statements. Drop-in sessions and short courses on how to prepare your dossier are also available.

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Submit your nomination package

Submit your nomination package online before March 3, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. MST. 

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I believe that effective teaching is based on a dialogue between students and instructors, rather than the traditional one-way flow of content from instructors to students.

Heather Addy, Faculty of Science

2014 University of Calgary Teaching Award for Full-Time Academic Staff (Senior Instructor)

2022 Teaching Awards recipients standing on the stairs in the Taylor Institute building

Past award recipients

The University of Calgary Teaching Awards program has been held annually since 2014. Organized by year, a complete list of all past award recipients is now featured on the Wall of Honour in the Taylor Institute.

See a list of all award recipients