Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Dan School of Drama and Music

Queen's Drama Award for Teaching Excellence

This acknowledgement is awarded annually to a member of the drama faculty who has been nominated by the students for exceptional dedication to the department of drama in and out of the classroom.

This year's recipient is:

2016 - 2017 Natalie Rewa

To learn more about the Queen's Drama Award for Teaching Excellence.

Nature of Award

This acknowledgement is awarded annually to a member of the drama faculty who has been nominated by the students for exceptional dedication to the department of drama in and out of the classroom.

Nomination Criteria

Any member of the drama faculty is eligible to be nominated for this award.

Nomination Procedure

A nomination period allows for students to fill out an application nominating a member of the drama faculty they feel has provided exceptional dedication to the department of drama in and out of the classroom.

Selection Process

A committee of 6-8 students concentrating in drama, from a multitude of years, review the applications and statements. After analyzing the applications, they come to a consensus as to which is most superior and which faculty member is most deserving of the award.

Presentation of Award

The award is presented annually at the Drama Somewhat Formal. This event is a yearend celebration of the work of the graduates, as well as work done throughout the year in the department.

Past Winners

2016 - 2017 Natalie Rewa
2015 - 2016 Greg Wanless
2014 - 2015 Jenn Stephenson
2012 - 2013 Craig Walker
2011 - 2012 Adair Redish
2010 - 2011 Judith Fisher
2009 - 2010 Tim Fort
2008 - 2009 Jenn Stephenson
2007 - 2008 Grahame Renyk
2006 - 2007 Natalie Rewa
2005 - 2006 Michelle Newman
2004 - 2005 Jenn Stephenson

School of Music Teaching Award

This acknowledgement is awarded annually to a member of the music faculty who has been nominated by students for their exceptional dedication to the School of Music both inside and outside of the classroom.

This year's recipient is:

2016 - 2017 Ireneus Zuk

To learn more about the School of Music Teaching Award.

Nature of Award

This acknowledgement is awarded annually to a member of the music faculty who has been nominated by students for their exceptional dedication to the School of Music both inside and outside of the classroom.

Nomination Criteria

Any member of the School of Music faculty is eligible to be nominated for this award. The award recipient will demonstrate some/all of the following desired qualities:

  • Motivates students to learn and facilitates in-depth learning
  • Demonstrates exceptional teaching skills
  • Is available outside of class time for consultations with students
  • Displays a genuine interest in students' personal development and well-being

Nomination Procedure

There will be a 2-week nomination period in the Winter Term of each year whereby students can fill out an application form to nominate a member of the School of Music faculty they feel has provided exceptional dedication and commitment towards the success of students, inside and outside of the classroom. All submissions must be completed by the students in full and will be submitted in a sealed envelope provided. All incomplete applications will be disqualified and discarded. (Submission options: Music DSC Inbox in the office, Nominations box situated on the DSC board – will staple an envelope to each application form so that they will be sealed)

Selection Process

A committee of 6-8 students (representatives on the Music Department Student Council of each undergraduate year, along with the Chair, B.A rep, and Con. Ed rep.), concentrating in music from a multitude of years will review the applications and statements. They will come to a consensus as to which faculty member is most deserving of the award based on the submissions. Here are some factors that will be considered in the selection process:

  • How well does the instructor motivate or charge their students with enthusiasm for learning?
  • Has real learning taken place under the instructor and the instructor is not simply a popular person who is enjoyed by the students?
  • Does the instructor use novel or innovative instructional methods in attempting to convey the material to their class?
  • Has the instructor demonstrated a true commitment to the education of Queen's students over and above the norm?

Presentation of Award

The award will be presented annually at the final School of Music Concert in March, marking the close of another successful year. The recipient will receive a certificate acknowledging them of the award and their name will be engraved upon the plaque for the year.

Past Winners

2016 - 2017 Ireneus Zuk
2015 - 2016 John Burge
2015 - 2016 Stephanie Lind
2014 - 2015 Margaret Walker
2014 - 2015 Cynthia Tormann
2013 - 2014 Stephanie Lind
2012 - 2013 Kip Pegley
2011 - 2012 Stephanie Lind
2010 - 2011 Stephanie Lind
2009 - 2010 Stephanie Lind
2008 - 2009 Cynthia Tormann
2006 - 2007 Greg Runions