External Teaching Awards

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. Faculty and instructional staff interested in applying for any of these prestigious awards are invited to contact us at otl@uoguelph.ca for a consultation or additional information.


National

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. 

The Alan Blizzard Award

Sponsored by STLHEMcGraw Hill-Ryerson  (higher education division) and University Affairs, the Alan Blizzard Award recognizes instructors whose exemplary collaboration in university teaching enhances student learning. Visit the Alan Blizzard Award website for nomination forms and 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.


Provincial

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:

Visit the OCUFA Teaching Awards website for an overview of the award criteria and nomination forms. See previous OCUFA Teaching Award winners from the University of Guelph.