Teaching awards such as the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Teaching Awards and the 3M National Teaching Fellowship recognize excellence in educational leadership and teaching in higher education. These awards are bestowed by organizations external to the University, but the Office of Teaching and Learning has experience and expertise in creating effective award applications and coordinating application packages.
External Teaching Awards
Faculty and instructional staff interested in applying for any of these prestigious awards are invited to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a consultation or additional information.
3M Teaching Fellowships
The 3M Teaching Fellowships, Sponsored by STLHE and 3M Canada Inc, recognizes excellence in teaching and university scholarship. For nomination forms and award information, visit the 3M Teaching Fellowship website. See previous 3M Teaching Fellowship winners from the University of Guelph.
D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning
The D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning, sponsored by D2L (Desire2Learn), recognizes up to five post-secondary collaborative teams each year for their innovative approached that promote student-centred teaching and learning. Visit STLHE for more information on award guidelines and process.
The Alan Blizzard Award (Retired)
Sponsored by STLHE, McGraw Hill-Ryerson (higher education division) and University Affairs, the Alan Blizzard Award recognized instructors whose exemplary collaboration in university teaching enhanced student learning. Visit the Alan Blizzard Award website for award information.
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Teacher of the Year
The CVMA Teacher of the Year Award goes to a faculty member who has displayed teaching excellence in Phase 2 of the DVM curriculum. This award is offered at all vet colleges in Canada, with one award offered per college each year. See previous CVMA Teacher of the Year Award winners from the University of Guelph.
Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award
The highest teaching award given by each North American veterinary college, the recipient of the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award is chosen based on a vote of the second-, third- and fourth-year veterinary classes. This award recognizes an outstanding teacher who—through their ability, dedication and leadership—contributes significantly to the advancement of the veterinary profession. See previous Carl J. Norden winners from the University of Guelph.
OCUFA Teaching Awards
Sponsored by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA), the OCUFA Teaching Awards recognize outstanding contributions to university education in Ontario. These awards comprise:
- Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards
- OCUFA Service Awards
- Status of Women Award of Distinction
- Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowship
- Lorimer Award (Bargaining Award)