Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

Health Studies Award for Excellence in Teaching

Motivates students to learn and facilitates in-depth learning

  • Develops meaningful and innovative curricula
  • Uses novel or innovative teaching methods
  • Uses meaningful methods for evaluating student learning
  • Demonstrates depth of knowledge in and commitment to his/her field
  • Displays outstanding commitment to School and to the university, inside and outside the classroom
  • Demonstrates the realization that teachers and students are partners in the learning environment
  • Demonstrates a receptivity to students’ questions
  • Displays commitment to students over and above the norm and is available outside of class time for consultations with students
  • Displays an genuine interest in students’ personal development and well-being
  • Displays personal qualities such as friendliness and approachability
  • Is capable of conveying information clearly and in an organized fashion

This year's recipient is:

2017 - 2018 Madelaine Gierc

To learn more about the Health Studies Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The Selection Committee

  • The Health Studies Department Student Council Awards Selection Committee shall be chaired by one of the department Co-Chairs or a delegate
  • The Health Studies Teaching Awards Selection Committee shall consist of:
    • One Health Studies Department Student Council Co-Chair
    • One Second Year DSC Council Member
    • One Third Year DSC Council Member
    • One Fourth Year DSC Council Member
    • One Academic Representative
  • The Health Studies Teaching Awards Committee shall be struck by week 5 of the winter term

Selection Procedures

  • The Chair shall be a non-voting member and all other members   shall have one vote each
  • The Chair of the Committee shall vote for a recipient only in the event of a tie
  • Nominations will be accepted each year by the Health Studies Teaching Awards Committee, from students registered in any Health Studies degree plan
  • Nominations shall be made available through an online form no later than the beginning of Week 6 of the winter term, and will close by the end of Week 8 of the winter term
  • All nominations shall be reviewed by the Health Studies Teaching Awards Committee
  • The Health Studies Teaching Awards Committee shall select a worthy recipient by the beginning of Week 10 in the winter term

Nomination Criteria

Motivates students to learn and facilitates in-depth learning

  • Develops meaningful and innovative curricula
  • Uses novel or innovative teaching methods
  • Uses meaningful methods for evaluating student learning
  • Demonstrates depth of knowledge in and commitment to his/her field
  • Displays outstanding commitment to School and to the university, inside and outside the classroom
  • Demonstrates the realization that teachers and students are partners in the learning environment
  • Demonstrates a receptivity to students’ questions
  • Displays commitment to students over and above the norm and is available outside of class time for consultations with students
  • Displays an genuine interest in students’ personal development and well-being
  • Displays personal qualities such as friendliness and approachability
  • Is capable of conveying information clearly and in an organized fashion

Eligibility

The candidate must teach at least one 3.0 unit HLTH or KNPE course in the Health Studies program

Nomination Process

Any individual Health Studies student

All years of Health Studies students

Presentation of Award

Award to be presented at the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies Year-End Awards Ceremony

Publication of the Award

The name of the award recipient is engraved on a plaque displayed in the SKHS building.

Past Winners

2017 - 2018 Madelaine Gierc
2016 - 2017 Colin Baillie
2015 - 2016 Elaine Power
2014 - 2015 Stevenson Fergus
2013 - 2014 Scott Carey
2012 - 2013 Samantha King
2011 - 2012 Spencer Moore
2010 - 2011 Mary Louise Adams
2009 - 2010 Elaine Power
2008 - 2009 Elaine Power
2007 - 2008 Amy Latimer

Health Studies Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance

Motivates students to learn and facilitates in-depth learning

  • Demonstrates depth of knowledge in and commitment to his/her field
  • Demonstrates the realization that teachers and students are partners in the learning environment
  • Demonstrates a receptivity to students’ questions
  • Displays an genuine interest in students’ personal development and well-being
  • Displays personal qualities such as friendliness and approachability
  • Is capable of conveying information clearly and in an organized fashion

This year's recipient is:

2017 - 2018 Mary Rita Holland

To learn more about the Health Studies Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance.

The Selection Committee

  • The Health Studies Department Student Council Awards Selection Committee shall be chaired by one of the department Co-Chairs or a delegate
  • The Health Studies Teaching Awards Selection Committee shall consist of:
    • One Health Studies Department Student Council Co-Chair
    • One Second Year DSC Council Member
    • One Third Year DSC Council Member
    • One Fourth Year DSC Council Member
    • One Academic Representative
  • The Health Studies Teaching Awards Committee shall be struck by week 5 of the winter term

Selection Procedures

  • The Chair shall be a non-voting member and all other members   shall have one vote each
  • The Chair of the Committee shall vote for a recipient only in the event of a tie
  • Nominations will be accepted each year by the Health Studies Teaching Awards Committee, from students registered in any Health Studies degree plan
  • Nominations shall be made available through an online form no later than the beginning of Week 6 of the winter term, and will close by the end of Week 8 of the winter term
  • All nominations shall be reviewed by the Health Studies Teaching Awards Committee
  • The Health Studies Teaching Awards Committee shall select a worthy recipient by the beginning of Week 10 in the winter term

Nomination Criteria

Motivates students to learn and facilitates in-depth learning

  • Demonstrates depth of knowledge in and commitment to his/her field
  • Demonstrates the realization that teachers and students are partners in the learning environment
  • Demonstrates a receptivity to students’ questions
  • Displays an genuine interest in students’ personal development and well-being
  • Displays personal qualities such as friendliness and approachability
  • Is capable of conveying information clearly and in an organized fashion

Eligibility

The candidate must hold a graduate student teaching assistant position in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies in any HLTH or KNPE course offered as part of the Health Studies program

Nomination Process

  • Any individual Health Studies student
  • All years of Health Studies students

Presentation of Award

Award to be presented at the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies Year-End Awards Ceremony

Publication of the Award

The name of the award recipient is engraved on a plaque displayed in the SKHS building

Past Winners

2017 - 2018 Mary Rita Holland

Physical and Health Education and Kinesiology Student Association (PHEKSA) Award for Excellence in Teaching

This award shall be presented to any instructor (i.e. professor, adjunct or teaching fellow) of a KNPE, PACT or HLTH course who demonstrates any one or more of the following:

  • Motivates students to learn and facilitates in-depth learning
  • Develops meaningful and innovative curricula
  • Uses novel or innovative teaching methods
  • Uses meaningful methods for evaluating student learning
  • Demonstrates depth of knowledge in and commitment to their field
  • Displays outstanding commitment to the School and to the university, inside and outside the classroom
  • Demonstrates the realization that teachers and students are partners in the learning environment
  • Demonstrates a receptivity to students’ questions
  • Displays a genuine interest in students’ personal development and well-being
  • Displays personal qualities such as friendliness and approachability
  • Is capable of conveying information clearly and in an organized fashion

This year's recipient is:

2017 - 2018 Luc Martin

To learn more about the Physical and Health Education and Kinesiology Student Association (PHEKSA) Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Nature of Award

This award shall be presented to any instructor (i.e. professor, adjunct or teaching fellow) of a KNPE, PACT or HLTH course who demonstrates any one or more of the following:

  • Motivates students to learn and facilitates in-depth learning
  • Develops meaningful and innovative curricula
  • Uses novel or innovative teaching methods
  • Uses meaningful methods for evaluating student learning
  • Demonstrates depth of knowledge in and commitment to their field
  • Displays outstanding commitment to the School and to the university, inside and outside the classroom
  • Demonstrates the realization that teachers and students are partners in the learning environment
  • Demonstrates a receptivity to students’ questions
  • Displays a genuine interest in students’ personal development and well-being
  • Displays personal qualities such as friendliness and approachability
  • Is capable of conveying information clearly and in an organized fashion

Selection Procedures:

  • The Chair shall be a non-voting member and all other members shall have one vote each
    • The Chair of the Committee shall vote for a recipient only in the event of a tie
  • Nominations will be accepted each year by the PHEKSA Awards Committee, from students registered in the Physical and Health Education or Kinesiology program plans
    • Nominations shall be made available through an online form no later than the beginning of Week 6 of the winter term, and will close by the end of Week 8 of the winter term
  • All nominations shall be reviewed by the PHEKSA Awards Committee
    • The PHEKSA Awards Committee shall select a worthy recipient by the beginning of Week 10 in the winter term

Recognition

  • The recipient of each award shall be recognized at the SKHS Awards Ceremony, which typically takes place in Week 12 of the winter term
  • The name of each recipient shall be engraved onto a plaque

Past Winners

2017 - 2018 Luc Martin

Physical and Health Education and Kinesiology Student Association (PHEKSA) Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance

This award shall be presented to a graduate student teaching assistant in any KNPE, PACT or HLTH course who demonstrates any one or more of the following:

  • Motivates students to learn and facilitates in-depth learning
  • Demonstrates depth of knowledge in and commitment to their field
  • Demonstrates the realization that teachers and students are partners in the learning environment
  • Demonstrates a receptivity to students’ questions
  • Displays a genuine interest in students’ personal development and well-being
  • Displays personal qualities such as friendliness and approachability
  • Is capable of conveying information clearly and in an organized fashion

This year's recipient is:

2017 - 2018 Matthew Nelms

To learn more about the Physical and Health Education and Kinesiology Student Association (PHEKSA) Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance.

Nature of Award

This award shall be presented to a graduate student teaching assistant in any KNPE, PACT or HLTH course who demonstrates any one or more of the following:

  • Motivates students to learn and facilitates in-depth learning
  • Demonstrates depth of knowledge in and commitment to their field
  • Demonstrates the realization that teachers and students are partners in the learning environment
  • Demonstrates a receptivity to students’ questions
  • Displays a genuine interest in students’ personal development and well-being
  • Displays personal qualities such as friendliness and approachability
  • Is capable of conveying information clearly and in an organized fashion

Selection Procedures:

  • The Chair shall be a non-voting member and all other members shall have one vote each
    • The Chair of the Committee shall vote for a recipient only in the event of a tie
  • Nominations will be accepted each year by the PHEKSA Awards Committee, from students registered in the Physical and Health Education or Kinesiology program plans
    • Nominations shall be made available through an online form no later than the beginning of Week 6 of the winter term, and will close by the end of Week 8 of the winter term
  • All nominations shall be reviewed by the PHEKSA Awards Committee
    • The PHEKSA Awards Committee shall select a worthy recipient by the beginning of Week 10 in the winter term

Recognition

  • The recipient of each award shall be recognized at the SKHS Awards Ceremony, which typically takes place in Week 12 of the winter term
  • The name of each recipient shall be engraved onto a plaque

Past Winners

2017 - 2018 Matthew Nelms

Physical and Health Education Student Association (PHESA) '88 Teaching Award

This award is no longer given and has been replaced with the PHEKSA Award for Excellence in Teaching and the PHEKSA Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance listed above.

 

To learn more about the Physical and Health Education Student Association (PHESA) '88 Teaching Award.

Nature of Award

To recognize the outstanding contributions of professors in the School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences in the areas of academics and activities.

Nomination Criteria

Academics: candidates must be available beyond class time hours, friendly, approachable, knowledgeable, and present well prepared lectures.

Activities: candidates must present enjoyable classes, and able to break down sports techniques so they are fun.

Nomination Procedure

Professors are nominated by undergraduate students, who must write a short paragraph on why the professor should receive the award. Nomination forms are available from the Physical and Health Education Student Association (PHESA) bulletin board.

Selection Process

A panel of PHESA council members review the nomination forms and pick one winner from the Academics category and one winner from the Activities category.

Presentation of Award

The awards are presented at the Physical and Health Education Formal at the end of the year.

Past Winners

2016 Sarah Barnes (Activities)
2016 Andrea Brennan (Theory)
2015 Kathy Jackson (Activities)
2015 Mary Louise Adams (Theory)
2014 Melody Torcolacci (Activities)
2014 Brenden Gurd (Theory)
2013 Bill Sparrow (Activities)
2013 Steve Fischer (Theory)
2012 Bill Sparrow (Activities)
2012 Steve Fischer (Theory)
2011 Melody Torcolacci (Activities)
2011 Brendon Gurd (Theory)
2010 Bill Sparrow (Activities)
2010 Brendon Gurd (Theory)
2009 Bill Sparrow (Activities)
2009 Brendon Gurd (Theory)
2008 Bill Sparrow (Activities)
2008 Geoff Smith (Theory)
2007 Amy Latimer (Academics)
2007 Brenda Willis (Activities)
2006 Pat Costigan (Academics)
2006 Harold Parsons (Activities)
2005 David Ross (Academics)
2005 Bill Sparrow (Activities)
2003 - 2004 Geoff Smith (Academics)
2003 - 2004 Chris Oliver (Activities)
2002 - 2003 Mary Louise Adams (Academics)
2002 - 2003 Bill Sparrow (Activities)
2001 - 2002 Robert Ross (Academics)
2001 - 2002 Michael Tschakovsky (Academics)
2000 - 2001 Hart Cantelon (Academics)
2000 - 2001 Josef Riha (Activities)
1999 - 2000 Pat Costigan (Academics)
1999 - 2000 Bob Howes (Activities)
1999 - 2000 Jacques Tremblay (Activities)
1998 - 1999 Laura Farres (Academics)
1998 - 1999 Bob Howes (Activities)
1997 - 1998 David Ross (Academics)
1997 - 1998 Don Duffey (Activities)
1996 - 1997 Wayne Albert (Academics)
1996 - 1997 Kevin Deluzio (Academics)
1996 - 1997 Ian Brisbin (Activities)
1996 - 1997 Jaylene Morrison (Activities)
1995 - 1996 David Paskevich (Academics)
1995 - 1996 Steven Wood (Activities)
1994 - 1995 Brian Corwall (Academics)
1994 - 1995 Bob Howes (Activities)
1993 - 1994 Gavin Reid (Academics)
1993 - 1994 John Phelan (Activities)
1992 - 1993 Janice Deakin (Academics)
1992 - 1993 Don Duffey (Activities)
1991 - 1992 Bob Carnegie (Academics)
1991 - 1992 John Phelan (Activities)
1990 - 1991 Hart Cartelon (Academics)
1990 - 1991 Dave Wilson (Activities)
1989 - 1990 Melody Torcolacci (Academics)
1988 - 1989 John McFarlane (Academics)
1988 - 1989 John Phelan (Activities)
1987 - 1988 Al Robertson (Academics)
1987 - 1988 Bob Howes (Activities)