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Queen's University
 

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Biology Departmental Student Council Award for Excellence in Teaching

Nature of Award

The award is given by the Biology Departmental Council and is to recognize a professor for their excellence in teaching.

Nomination Criteria

The main criterion for the award is the effectiveness of the teaching manner and mechanisms in class. Other criteria include the instructor's enthusiasm for course material, the ability to convey information clearly and approachability (in and out of class).

Nomination Procedure

At the time of evaluations, all undergraduate students are informed of the award and are asked to submit nominations of one professor to their class reps.

Selection Process

Nominations, as well as course evaluations, are examined. The professor with the highest percentage of nominations, supported by positive evaluations, is selected for the award.

Presentation of Award

The winner is presented with a certificate and a gift at the Annual Biology Banquet. Their name is also announced in "This Week in Biology" (a weekly publication distributed within the Biology department). Generally, this professor is also nominated for the "Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching".

Past Winners

      2012 - 2013 Daniel Lefebvre
      2011 - 2012 Paul Grogan
      2010 - 2011 Stephen Lougheed
      2009 - 2010 Chris Moyes
      2008 - 2009 Virginia Walker
      2007 - 2008 Stephen Lougheed
      2006 - 2007 Christoph Richter
      2005 - 2006 Adam Chippindale
      2004 - 2005 Wayne Snedden
      2003 - 2004 Adam Chippindale
      2002 - 2003 Stephen Lougheed
      2001 - 2002 Katherine Wynne-Edwards
      2000 - 2001 John Smol
      1999 - 2000 Katherine Wynne-Edwards
      1998 - 1999 Laurene Ratcliffe
      1997 - 1998 John Smol
      1996 - 1997 Heather Proctor
      1995 - 1996 Chris Eckert
      1994 - 1995 Ken Ko
      1993 - 1994 Katherine Wynne-Edwards
      1992 - 1993 Aylward Downe
      1991 - 1992 David Layzell

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