Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

School of Rehabilitation Therapy

Blue Star Award for Teaching Excellence

The purpose for this award is to honour faculty members of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy who by their teaching ability and concern have earned the admiration of their students. The award is considered to be the highest tribute the Society can pay to an individual for teaching excellence.

This year's recipients are:

2016 - 2017 Catherine Donnelly
2016 - 2017 Graeme Leverette

To learn more about this award please Blue Star Award for Teaching Excellence.

Nature of Award

The purpose for this award is to honour faculty members of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy who by their teaching ability and concern have earned the admiration of their students. The award is considered to be the highest tribute the Society can pay to an individual for teaching excellence.

Nomination Criteria

The nominee must be a full-time professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy. The following criteria are used when considering a nominee; approachability, availability, enthusiasm, teaching qualities, and knowledge of subject.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations are received by the Teaching Awards Selection Committee and consist of statements of qualities possessed by the faculty member which in the opinion of the nominating students make him/her worthy of recognition. Each nomination must be signed by twenty students from Rehabilitation Therapy. A recipient of the previous year`s award may be nominated the following year.

Selection Process

A committee consisting of a student from each class discuss, and vote on the recipient of the award. A chairperson leads the meetings, but has no voting power. It is suggested that no more than three Blue Star Awards be presented in any one year so as not to jeopardize the distinction of the award.

Presentation of Award

The winner is presented the award at the Rehab Pre-Formal. His/her name will also be published within the Rehab Today (Rehab Society paper) and also engraved on a plaque which is located in the lobby of the Louise D. Acton Building.

Past Winners

2016 - 2017 Catherine Donnelly
2016 - 2017 Graeme Leverette
2015 - 2016 Deanna Abbott-McNeil
2015 - 2016 Catherine Donnelly
2014 - 2015 Deanna Abbott-McNeil
2014 - 2015 Catherine Donnelly
2012 - 2013 Graeme Leverette
2012 - 2013 Wendy Pentland
2011 - 2012 Randy Booth
2011 - 2012 Michelle Villeneuve
2010 - 2011 Megan Edgelow
2010 - 2011 Elizabeth Sled
2009 - 2010 Megan Edgelow
2009 - 2010 Elizabeth Sled
2009 Heidi Cramm
2009 Elsie Culham
2008 Terry Krupa
2007 - 2008 Randy Booth
2007 Terry Krupa
2007 Stephanie Madill
2006 Terry Krupa
2006 Murray Tough
2005 Alice Aiken
2005 Terry Krupa
2004 Elsie Culham
2004 Donna O'Connor
2003 Kathleen Norman
2003 Anne O'Riordan
2002 Terry Krupa
2002 Kathleen Norman
2001 Diana Hopkins-Rosseel
2001 Anne O'Riordan
2000 Terry Krupa
2000 Kathleen Norman
1999 Terry Krupa
1999 Judi Laprade
1998 Murray Tough
1997 Andrew Leger
1997 Donna O'Connor
1996 Terry Krupa
1995 Diana Hopkins-Rosseel
1994 Elsie Culham
1994 Cally Martin
1992 Terry Krupa
1991 Elsie Culham
1991 Elizabeth ten Hove
1990 Steve Lawless
1990 Jennifer Nelson
1990 Elizabeth Tata
1989 Cally Martin
1989 Malcolm Peat
1989 Wendy Pentland