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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 25, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence

The Wilfrid Laurier University Award for Teaching Excellence honours those who, through their commitment to teaching innovation and excellence, have made significant contributions to the educational experience of Laurier students.

Purpose of Award

The purpose of these awards is to provide significant recognition for excellence in teaching, to encourage its pursuit, and to demonstrate the value that Laurier attaches to teaching.

Award Categories

Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award

Early Career Excellence in Teaching Award

Innovation in Teaching Award

Excellence in Internationalization Award

One full-time and one part-time faculty member and/or lab instructor can be awarded in each of the categories, for a maximum of eight potential awardees annually.

Award Deadlines

  • January 15: Nomination package forwarded to Faculty/School Dean for endorsement and letter of support

  • February 1: Original Nomination package in PDF format forwarded via email to the Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (EM:

  • March 1: Teaching Award Committees recommendations forwarded to President

  • April 15: Winners of the Award for Teaching Excellence announced by the President

  • June and/or October: Presentation of the Award at Convocation
Awards are conferred each year based on the quality of available applications. Normally, the award will be received only once in a career. In exceptional cases, a faculty member who has won the award may be nominated a second time in a different category, but only after a five year period has elapsed from the time of receipt of the first award. 

Recipients of an award receive a framed certificate and a permanent notation in the University calendar, are recognized at the annual teaching awards ceremony, have their picture added to the Teaching Hall of Fame in the Bricker Academic Building, and are honoured at convocation.

List of Previous Award Recipients

For information about eligibility, nomination procedures, FAQs, packaging format and deadlines, please refer to the documents below.

Related Information Title Type
2016 Early Career Excellence Nomination Form and Checklist Document
2016 Excellence in Internationalization Nomination Form and Checklist Document
2016 Innovation in Teaching Nomination Form and Checklist Document
2016 Sustained Excellence in Teaching Nomination Form and Checklist Document
2016 WLU Award for Teaching Excellence Information Sheet and Award Guidelines Document
2016 WLU Award for Teaching Excellence Teaching Evaluation Summary Table Document