Howard Staveley started working at Queen's University in 1966. He became an adjunct instructor for the department of Computing and Information Science at Queen's University in 1982 and continued teaching until the winter term of 1996. He also held the position of Manager of Information Systems in Computing Services from 1982 until 1996. Howard passed away in 1996 at the age of 52, in the midst of a successful career. He has been sorely missed by his many friends at Queen's. In 1997 an annual award was created in his memory.
Howard consistently earned outstanding evaluations from his classes, and established a standard for teaching excellence. Students loved Howard because he was a great instructor who loved teaching. He was not a teacher by profession -- he took on the role over and above his full-time job with Queen's Computing and Communication Services (now called Information Technology Services). Howard brought to his classes his own enthusiasm, his respect for the students, and his appreciation for the humanity in the science. Nominees should demonstrate the same love and enthusiasm for teaching, care for students, and outstanding feedback from students as Howard did.
Each year the undergraduate students in the Department of Computing and Information Science nominate and choose an instructor to receive the Howard Staveley Teaching Award.
The Howard Staveley Teaching Award is presented during the Undergraduate Reception which is held at the end of every academic year. The recipient's name is engraved on the "Howard Staveley Teaching Award" plaque which is displayed in a glass case located in the foyer on the 5th floor of Goodwin Hall.
The award is presented at a student/faculty gathering near the end of the winter term. This is done in conjunction with the teaching assistant award.
2012 - 2013 Robin Dawes
2011 - 2012 Mary McCollum
2010 - 2011 Nicholas Graham
2009 - 2010 Dave Dove
2009 - 2010 Honourable Mention: James Cordy
2009 - 2010 Honourable Mention: Doug Wightman
2008 - 2009 Gabor Fichtinger
2007 - 2008 Juergen Dingel
2006 - 2007 Selim G Akl
2006 - 2007 Honourable Mention: Margaret Lamb
2005 - 2006 Hagit Shatkay
2005 - 2006 Honourable Mention: Selim G Akl
2004 - 2005 James Stewart
2003 - 2004 Selim G Akl
2003 - 2004 Honourable Mention: Parvin Mousavi
2003 - 2004 Honourable Mention: James Stewart
2002 - 2003 Michael Levison
2001 - 2002 Margaret Lamb
2000 - 2001 Burton Ma
2000 - 2001 Honourable Mention: Ed Lank
2000 - 2001 Honourable Mention: Michael Levison
2000 - 2001 Honourable Mention: Wendy Powley
1999 - 2000 Dorothea Blostein
1999 - 2000 Honourable Mention: Robin Dawes
1999 - 2000 Honourable Mention: Michael Levison
1999 - 2000 Honourable Mention: Burton Ma
1998 - 1999 Pat Martin
1997 - 1998 Robin Dawes