​​Principal's Teaching and Learning Awards

Awards  2024 Awards

Nomination period:

  Due date for nominations has been extended to Friday, March 1, 2024

Submission Process 

 If you are experiencing challenges with the nomination forms, please email principal.awards@queensu.ca with your questions.

Nominations Writing Webinar

The Office of the Principal, in collaboration with the Centre for Teaching and Learning hosted a webinar on October 4, 2023. Led by Dale Lackeyram, Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning, the webinar focused on nominations for the Principal’s Teaching and Learning Awards. The webinar is valuable to first-time nominators, as well as those who have submitted in the past. Topics of discussion included the required components of successful awards, the evaluation criteria and process, and strategies that enrich and strengthen a competitive nomination.

Watch webinar recording

About the Awards:

The Principal's Teaching and Learning Awards celebrate teaching excellence and the diverse ways in which educators and educational supports enhance the student learning experience at Queen’s. The awards increase trans-disciplinary exposure to exemplars in teaching with a focus on teaching of strategic university goals at the course level, as well as through individual and group efforts outside of specific courses, at the program or university-level.

Goals:

  • To increase recognition of teaching excellence in strategic areas of teaching and learning at Queen's
  • To extend recognition of teaching and learning excellence beyond individual courses to groups of courses and to those who support Queen's educators, students and our teaching and learning culture
  • To collaborate across Queen's strategic directions and educational services and supports

Awards:

  • Indigenous Education Award
  • Alumni Award for Engaging Students as Partners in Learning
  • Educational Leadership Award
  • Educational Technology Award
  • Globally Engaged Education Innovation Award
  • Promoting Student Inquiry Teaching Award

Nomination Procedures:

  • A call for nominations will be announced by the Principal, posted on the Principal's website and a Gazette article, and promoted by our award partners.
  • Nominations may be submitted by any combination of students (undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate), faculty, and staff colleagues, alumni, Department Heads or Deans. Self-nominations will also be considered. Nominations for women, visible/racialized minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity are welcome and encouraged.
  • Successful nominations will directly address the criteria listed for each award, demonstrating with clear, specific examples how the nominee meets or exceeds each criterion. In addition to alignment with the criteria, the nomination should demonstrate impact beyond an individual course, articulate how the impact on student learning is sustainable or transferrable, and how it provides trans-disciplinary learning.
  • Two (2) letters of support are required for each award, each authored by an individual or group other than the nominator(s). Letters should be a maximum of 750 words and directly address the criteria listed for each award.
  • The recipient of each award is decided through the main committee adjudication as the nominee who best meets or exceeds the criteria of the award. Recipients will be notified directly by a letter from the Principal shortly following the three-week adjudication period. Nominators will receive a copy. Only the Nominators will be notified regarding unsuccessful nominations.

Online Nomination Forms:

Please submit nominations through the online nomination forms listed below. Carefully read the guidelines for each award, then submit your form, including any required letters. If you require support, or if you prefer to submit the nomination via email, please contact principal.awards@queensu.ca for instructions. 

Selection Committee:

A Joint Selection Committee will adjudicate all Principal’s Teaching and Learning Awards, facilitated by the Office of the Principal, chaired by the Principal (or his delegate) and comprised of a Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Educational Developer, at least one previous teaching award recipient, an undergraduate student, a graduate student; an Indigenous member of the Queen's community; and representatives from Queen’s University Alumni Association (QUAA),  Queen's Library, the Office of the Vice-Provost (Global Engagement), the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and Information Technology Services.

Contact: 

   Email principal.awards@queensu.ca with any questions.

Indigenous Education Award

In partnership with

the Office of Indigenous Initiatives

The Principal's Indigenous Education Award recognizes excellence and innovation in Indigenous teaching and learning, and/or the development of curriculum or programs relating to Indigenous peoples with a focus on decolonizing education and/or incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing, doing, believing, and feeling. 

Individual faculty members, individual staff members or teams that include both faculty members and staff are encouraged. A maximum of 2 awards per year will be conferred (can be individuals or teams). Teams can be composed of a combination of Indigenous and non-Indigenous members.

This award may not be conferred if qualifying nominations are not received.

For the purpose of this award, Indigenous Education at Queen’s can include:

  • Curricula and programs where the content relates to Indigenous cultures and ways of knowing
  • Curricula and programs involving meaningful relationship-building and collaborations with Indigenous communities or partners
  • Academic or professional staff who have made an important contribution to Indigenous higher education by furthering scholarly learning, teaching and learning practices, or increased public knowledge of Indigenous issues and/or made significant contributions to Indigenous peoples or communities
  • Academic or professional staff who are working to promote an understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing, doing, believing, feeling across the University
  • Academic or professional staff who demonstrate active relationship-building and collaboration in teaching and learning environments by including Indigenous and non-Indigenous academic and non-academic voices.
  • Critically engage and unsettle the non-Indigenous population in the spirit of truth, healing and reconciliation.

Selection Criteria:

There will be three streams for this award:

  • Presented to an Indigenous educator contributing to decolonizing/Indigenizing teaching and learning
  • Presented to a non-Indigenous educator contributing to unsettling/decolonizing teaching and learning
  • Presented to a team of Indigenous educators and/or non-Indigenous educators contributing to unsettling/decolonizing teaching and learning.

The successful nominee is decided through the main committee adjudication as the nominee who best meets or exceeds the following criteria:

Criterion #1: Motivating and Inspiring
Nominee’s approaches to teaching and learning have motivated and inspired students to learn about, and collaborate with, Indigenous peoples or communities

Criterion #2: Knowledge of Indigenous Worldviews
Nominee has developed curricula, resources or innovative approaches that reflect deep knowledge of Indigenous worldviews or teaching and learning practices.

Criterion #3: Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Doing, Believing, Feeling
Nominee has developed evaluation practices that bring about improvements in teaching and learning and emphasize Indigenous ways of knowing, doing, believing, and feeling.  

Criterion #4: Indigenous Higher Education
Nominee has contributed to Indigenous higher education

Criterion #5: Meaningful, Ethical Collaborations
Nominee has contributed to meaningful and ethical collaborations with Indigenous peoples/communities

As with all Principal's Teaching Awards, two (2) letters of support are required, each authored by an individual or group other than the nominator(s). 

For the Indigenous Education Award, the letters may come from students, colleagues, administrators, or others who have benefited from the teaching of the nominee. Letters from Indigenous communities/individuals positively affected by the nominee’s work are particularly encouraged.  The letters should focus on the candidate's accomplishments and should complement and elaborate upon claims made in the nomination letter. 

To submit a nomination for the Principal's Indigenous Education Award, please click the button below and follow the instructions. 

Please note the form requires a Queen's University NetID. If you prefer to submit the nomination via email, please contact principal.awards@queensu.ca for instructions. 

Submit nomination

Award recipients will:

  • be presented with the award at the annual Teaching Awards Reception;
  • receive a $2,000 award to be used at their discretion; and
  • receive a commemorative Indigenous artwork

2023 Indigenous Community Research Partnerships Team (Janet Jull, team leader)

2023 Indigenous Healthcare Education and Practice: Applying Digital Teaching and Learning Resources to the Truth and Reconciliation’s Calls to Action (Nancy Dalgarno, team leader)

2022 Celeste Pedri-Spade, Global Development Studies 

2021 Armand Ruffo, Department of English Language and Literature
2020 Lindsay Morcom, Faculty of Education
2020 Melanie Howard, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Alumni Award for Engaging Students as Partners in Learning

In Partnership with

the Queen’s University Alumni Association (QUAA)

 

The Principal’s Alumni Award for Engaging Students as Partners in Learning recognizes innovative curricular design and instructional approaches where educators, instructors and learners work together to achieve deep and meaningful learning.  Students as Partners refers to a model of power-sharing between students and other members of the community and instructors.  Students are valued as collaborators, bringing their prior learning perspectives and expertise into the co-creation and co-design of their own experiences in higher education. This award is given to recognize an individual who engages students as partners, lending power to student voices and supporting them to become the champions of their educational journeys. Please note that this award focuses on a single course rather than whole programs.

A maximum of 2 awards per year will be conferred. This award may not be conferred if qualifying nominations are not received.

Please note that this award was formerly known as the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching. The rubric has been updated to merge and replace the Curriculum Development Award.

Selection Criteria:

The successful nominee is decided through the main committee adjudication as the nominee with the strongest package, who best meets or exceeds the criteria of the award:

Criterion #1: Intentional approach to including students as partners

The nomination discussed the design of the course and how it innovatively includes students as partners – especially as it pertains to the discipline.  This includes describing how students are intentionally included as part of the process – e.g. co-designed assessments, partnership development etc.

Criterion #2: Student-Led initiatives in the curriculum are outlined

Clearly outlines activities and initiatives that are designed and led by students, including the intellectual direction of the learning.  This includes demonstrating how the activities integrate and mobilize diverse student voices and perspectives into the proposed work.

Criterion #3: Evidence of student learning life-long learning

Evidence is presented that demonstrates positive and successful student learning.  This includes products of learning (e.g. reflection, art, presentations, programs, etc) that demonstrate how learners change, enhance or confirm their intellectual contributions in the course.

Criterion #4: Complementary Evidence of instructor commitment to life-long learning

Evidence is presented that demonstrates the instructor’s approach to continuous improvement.  This includes describing what an instructor engages in, and how that learning is utilized to enhance learner-centred, inclusive, and equitable course design, partnership development, assessments, and course processes etc.

As with all Principal's Teaching Awards, two (2) letters of support are required, each authored by an individual or group other than the nominator(s).

For the Alumni Award for Engaging Students as Partners in Learning, letters of support should come from students, colleagues, administrators or other instructors who have benefited from the intentional approach to include students as partners of the nominee. The letters should focus on the candidate's engagement with students as partners and commitment to life-long learning, and should complement and elaborate upon claims made in the nomination letter, specifically responding to the named 

To submit a nomination for the Principal's Alumni Award for Engaging Students as Partners in Learning, please click the button below and follow the instructions. 

Please note the form requires a Queen's University NetID. If you prefer to submit the nomination via email, please contact principal.awards@queensu.ca for instructions. 

Submit nomination


 

Award recipients will:

  • be presented with the award at the annual Teaching Awards Reception;
  • and, receive a $2,000 award to be used at their discretion.

Past recipients of the Curriculum Development Award, in partnership with the Centre for Teaching and Learning, now merged and replaced with the Alumni Award for Engaging Students as Partners in Learning, in partnership with the Queen's University Alumni Association:

2023 not awarded.

2022 Faculty of Arts and Science Online Learning Development Team

2021 Not awarded this year

2020 Not awarded this year
2019 Richard Reznick, Faculty of Health Sciences
2019 Leslie Flynn, Faculty of Health Sciences
2019 Ross Walker, Faculty of Health Sciences
2019 Denise Stockley, Faculty of Health Sciences
2019 Damon Dagnone, Faculty of Health Sciences
2019 Laura McEwen, Faculty of Health Sciences
2019 Richard van Wylick, Faculty of Health Sciences
2019 Rylan Egan, Faculty of Health Sciences
2019 Jena Hall, Faculty of Health Sciences
2019 Jennifer Railer, Faculty of Health Sciences
2018 William Nelson, Department of Biology
2018 Randy Flanagan, Department of Psychology
2018 Alan Ableson, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2018 Wanda Beyer, Faculty of Arts and Science Online
2018 Erik Bigras, Faculty of Arts and Science Online
2018 Julian Enright, Faculty of Arts and Science Online
2018 Rachel Eagen, Faculty of Arts and Science Online
2018 Nadia Morel, Faculty of Arts and Science Online
2017 Rachel Laforest, School of Policy Studies
2017 Robert Wolfe, School of Policy Studies
2017 Joel Jahrsdorfer, School of Policy Studies
2017 Andrew Graham, School of Policy Studies
2017 Fatemeh Mayanloo, School of Policy Studies
2017 Fiona Froats, School of Policy Studies
2015 Heather Murray, Department of Emergency Medicine
2015 Melanie Walker, Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology
2015 Linda Levesque, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
2015 Sheila Pinchin, School of Medicine
2015 Suzanne Maranda, Bracken Library
2015 Sandra Halliday, Bracken Library

Educational Leadership Award

In partnership with

the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

The Principal’s Educational Leadership Award acknowledges and celebrates exemplary educational leadership of a faculty member, staff member or student, demonstrated through initiatives that have a significant and sustained impact on teaching and learning at a departmental, faculty, student and/or institutional level. Nominations will be assessed based on evidence of the nominees’ demonstrated abilities in one or more areas that may include but are not limited to:

1. Leading specific initiatives that enhance student learning, the teaching development of colleagues, or administrative practices that recognize and reward teaching.
2. Sharing teaching or curriculum development expertise with others through mentoring or moreformal workshop or program initiatives.
3. Actively engaging colleagues in enhancing their teaching practices and/or scholarship.
4. Contributing teaching and learning expertise in ways that have influence beyond one’s own teaching practice, including sharing knowledge and research with others.
5. Demonstrating critical reflection on the effectiveness of teaching and learning and responding to the challenges identified in ways that engage others in understanding and improving student learning.

This award may not be conferred if qualifying nominations are not received.

Selection Criteria:

The successful nominee is decided through the main committee adjudication as the nominee who best meets or exceeds the following criteria:

Criterion #1: Educational Leadership

Demonstrates ongoing commitment to teaching and learning above and beyond their normal roles and responsibilities in one or several of the five areas listed in the award description (above).

  • Nomination demonstrates that initiative(s) go beyond their normal roles and responsibilities.
  • Nomination describes the values, context underlying the leadership contributions.
  • Nomination clearly describes the rationale for initiative(s).

Criterion #2: Significant Positive Impact

Describes how initiative(s) have had a significant, positive, and demonstrable impact on teaching and learning at a departmental, faculty, student and/or institutional level.

  • Nomination provides sufficient amount and breadth of evidence both:
    • a) demonstrating impact through multiple sources of evidence
    • b) demonstrating impact over time
  • Nomination provides details of demonstrated impact that has been sustainable and ongoing. 
  • Nomination demonstrates reflection of initiative(s) in response to evidence and impact.

As with all Principal's Teaching Awards, two (2) letters of support are required, each authored by an individual or group other than the nominator(s). 

For the Educational Leadership Award, letters of support should come from students, colleagues, administrators or others who have benefited from the leadership of the nominee. The letters should focus on the candidate's leadership accomplishments, and should complement and elaborate upon claims made in the nomination letter, specifically responding to the named criteria. Bullet points or paragraphs clearly delineated in support of each criterion are recommended.

To submit a nomination for the Principal's Educational Leadership Award, please click the button below and follow the instructions. 

Please note the form requires a Queen's University NetID. If you prefer to submit the nomination via email, please contact principal.awards@queensu.ca for instructions. 

Submit nomination

If you are experiencing issues with the nomination form, please use this nominations form guideline document [PDF 96k] to complete your submission over email. 

Award recipients will:

  • be presented with the award at the annual Teaching Awards Reception, and;
  • receive a $2,000 award to be used at their discretion.

2023 Meghan Norris, Undergraduate Chair, Department of Psychology 

2022 Aynne Johnston Faculty of Education

2021 Not awarded this year
2020 Not awarded this year
2019 Michael Adams, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
2018 Laura Murray, Department of English Language and Literature
2017 J. Damon Dagnone, Department of Emergency Medicine
2016 Robert Lovelace, Global Development Studies
2015 Tony Sanfilippo, Undergraduate Medical Education

Educational Technology Award

In partnership with 

Information Technology Services (ITS)

The Principal's Educational Technology Award is designed to recognize and encourage the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning at Queen’s. This award honours faculty and/or staff (individuals or teams) from any Faculty, School or Department. Excellence is exemplified through evidence-based approaches that are learning and student focused.

Individual faculty members, individual staff members or teams that include both faculty members and staff are encouraged though a maximum of 2 awards per year will be conferred (1 individual; 1 team).

This award may not be conferred if qualifying nominations are not received.

For this award, new technologies are recognized, but consideration will also be given for effective uses of existing technologies. Technologies could include hardware and/or software. 

Selection Criteria:

The successful nominee is decided through the main committee adjudication as the nominee who best meets or exceeds the following criteria:

Criterion #1: Problem-solving through Use of Technology
An evidence-based approach is outlined in nomination.  Nominee (or team) innovatively solves problems with technology. New resources generate measurable efficiencies and effectiveness over existing practices. Nomination includes clear articulation of the need for the use of the technology, examples of its application, and evidence of its success.    

Criterion #2: Impact on Student Learning
Evidence of the positive impact from the use of technology on students’ learning is provided. A direct connection between technology usage and learning outcomes is demonstrated. Technology introduced motivates students to learn, facilitates in‐depth learning, and promotes experiential learning. 

Criterion #3: Enhancement of Teaching
Innovative use of technology demonstrates partnership of teachers and students in the learning environment and enhances methods for evaluating student learning.    

Criterion #4: Alignment with Goals
Nomination presents evidence that innovative use of technology aligns with goals (Strategic Framework, faculty-wide strategies, or departmental goals) specifically in terms of promoting the Student Learning Experience, Internationalization, and Research.  

Criterion #5: Accessibility and Collaboration
Technology usage enhances blended or distance learning, peer-based learning and collaboration, and accessibility.

As with all Principal's Teaching Awards, two (2) letters of support are required, each authored by an individual or group other than the nominator(s). 

For the Educational Technology Award, the letters of support for the nomination should come from colleagues and students addressing the criteria. The letters should outline the case for the nominated team to receive the award based on the criteria required. Bullet points or paragraphs clearly delineated in support of each criterion are recommended.

To submit a nomination for the Principal's Educational Technology Award, please click the button below and follow the instructions. 

Please note the form requires a Queen's University NetID. If you prefer to submit the nomination via email, please contact principal.awards@queensu.ca for instructions. 

Submit nomination

Award recipients will:

  • be presented with the award certificate at the Annual Teaching Awards Reception;
  • receive a $2,000 award to be used at their discretion;

2023 L.F. Carver, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences

2022 Paul Hungler Engineering and Applied Science

2021 Christian Muise, School of Computing

Team Award:
2021 Mohammad Auais, School of Rehabilitation Therapy
2021 Nancy Dalgarno, Office of Professional Development & Educational Scholarship
2021 Julie Cameron, School of Rehabilitation Therapy
2021 Jennifer Turnnidge, Office of Professional Development & Educational Scholarship
2021 Lucie Pelland, School of Rehabilitation Therapy
2021 Klodiana Kolomitro, Office of Professional Development & Educational Scholarship

2020 Ryan Martin, Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy
2019 Marian Luctkar-Flude, School of Nursing
2019 Deborah Tregunno, School of Nursing
2016 Lindsay Davidson, Surgery (Faculty Recipient)
2016 Lynel  Jackson, School of Medicine (Faculty Recipient)
2016 Michelle  Gibson, Department of Medicine (Faculty Recipient)
2016 Stephen Mann, Surgery(Faculty Recipient)
2016 Sheila Pinchin, School of Medicine (Faculty Recipient)
2016 Amir Heidari, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Staff Recipient)
2016 Katherine Prescott, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Staff Recipient)
2016 Leigha Covell, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Staff Recipient)
2016 Rob Bertschi, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Staff Recipient)
2016 Simon Bailey, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Staff Recipient)
2015 Jennifer Hosek, Languages, Literature and Cultures (Faculty Recipient)
2015 Natalie Simper, Office of the Provost (Staff Co-Recipient)
2015 Jake Kaupp, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Staff Co-Recipient)

Globally Engaged Education Innovation Award

In partnership with

the Office of the Vice-Provost, Global Engagement

The Principal’s Globally Engaged Education Innovation Award (formerly the International Education Innovation Award) recognizes innovation in internationalization of both teaching and learning in programs or courses. Successful innovation is exemplified through evidence-based approaches to learning outcomes that are student-focused.

This award honours the outstanding efforts of an individual or a team of students, staff and/or faculty (in any combination) who innovatively internationalize a course or program of teaching and learning, by embedding global content, perspectives and dimensions into the course or program.

Globally Engaged Education Innovation can take place on campus or as part of a field program.

This award may not be conferred if qualifying nominations are not received.

Syllabus

For the Globally Engaged Education Innovation Award, the online nomination form will require the nominator to upload a copy of the syllabus of the course or summary of the program.

Selection Criteria:

The successful nominee is decided through the main committee adjudication as the nominee who best meets or exceeds the following criteria:

Criterion #1: Innovation in Course/Program Development
An evidence-based approach is outlined in nomination. Nominee (or team) innovatively embeds global content, perspectives, and dimensions into core of course or program. Innovation goes beyond discussion of an international topic.    

Criterion #2: Global Engagement in Learning Outcomes
Learning outcomes are student focused and measurable. There is clear alignment with course or program’s innovative global engagement elements. Assessments are directly reflective of the course or program learning outcomes.     

Criterion #3: Impact on Student Learning
Evidence of the positive impact on students’ learning is provided. There is direct connection to learning outcomes/global approaches.    

Criterion #4: Alignment with Strategic Goals
Evidence of alignment with strategic university goals for global engagement at the course or program level is provided. Wider context towards the advancement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is demonstrated.

As with all Principal's Teaching Awards, two (2) letters of support are required, each authored by an individual or group other than the nominator(s). 

For the Globally Engaged Education Innovation Award, the letters of support for the nomination should ideally come from two different stakeholders addressing the award criteria. The letters should outline the case for the nominated team to receive the award based on the criteria required. Bullet points or paragraphs clearly delineated in support of each criterion are recommended.

To submit a nomination for the Principal's Globally Engaged Education Innovation Award, please click the button below and follow the instructions. 

Please note the form requires a Queen's University NetID. If you prefer to submit the nomination via email, please contact principal.awards@queensu.ca for instructions. 

Submit nomination

Award recipients will:

  • be presented with the award at the annual Teaching Awards Reception;
  • receive a $2000 award to be used at their discretion and;
  • be featured in international Queen’s communications stories.

2023 Jane Chin, Adjunct Faculty Member, Faculty of Education

2022 Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, School of Rehabilitation Therapy

2021 Isabelle Brent, Bader College
2020 Jennifer Hosek, Languages, Literature and Cultures
2018 Yuxiang Wang, Department of Biology
2018 Stephen Lougheed, Department of Biology
2016 Ajay Agarwal, Department of Geography and Planning
2015 Susan Lord, Department of Film and Media Studies
2015 Karen Dubinsky, Global Development Studies

Promoting Student Inquiry Award

In partnership with

Queen's University Library

 

The Principal's Promoting Student Inquiry Award recognizes innovative instructional design which enables active student engagement in learning. Please note that this award focuses on student inquiry experiences in a single course rather than overall teaching excellence.

This award honours faculty and/or staff (individuals or teams) from any Faculty, School or Department.

This award may not be conferred if qualifying nominations are not received.

Syllabus

For the Promoting Student Inquiry Teaching Award, the online nomination form will require the nominator to upload a copy of the syllabus for the course or description of the lab or project in which the instructional design is applied.

Selection Criteria:

The successful nominee is decided through the main committee adjudication as the nominee who best meets or exceeds the following criteria:

Criterion #1: Innovative Approach to Inquiry
The nominee demonstrates an innovative approach to inquiry where the design of the inquiry experience is a transformation to teaching; it is a significant redesign of a learning task or redefinition allowing for new, creative forms of learning.
    
Criterion #2: Student-Led
The nomination package demonstrates how the inquiry instruction enables and supports students to take active control of their own learning and participate in determining what they need to learn
There is evidence of student independent decision-making such as determining research sources (community, images, primary materials), research tools (databases, archives, interviews), how research will be shared and mobilized (presentation, website, conference, artistic work, etc.).    

Criterion #3: Collaboration
The nomination package demonstrates how the inquiry instruction enables and supports students work collaboratively. There is evidence of students meaningfully working together with other students as a team.    

Criterion #4: Development of Critical Thinking Skills
The nomination package demonstrates how the inquiry instruction enables and supports students to engage in a level of deep thinking that reveals aspects of personal interpretation and analysis, reflection on positionality and bias, and synthesis and evaluation of information. Examples of this include student expressions regarding the depth of their learning, being challenged with using new research tools and approaches, and thinking about concepts in a new way or from a different perspective.
    
Criterion #5: Exploring and Applying Information Resources
The nomination package demonstrates how the inquiry instruction enables and supports students to strategically explore information resources and how best to apply and learn from them.
    
Criterion #6: Assessing Progress
The nomination package demonstrates how the inquiry instruction enables and supports students to reflect on and assess their progress in learning.
    
Criterion #7: Knowledge Sharing
The nomination package demonstrates how the inquiry instruction enables and supports students to share their learning through innovative knowledge sharing within the class, the campus, and/or the community.    

As with all Principal's Teaching Awards, two (2) letters of support are required, each authored by an individual or group other than the nominator(s). 

For the Promoting Student Inquiry Award, the letters of support for the nomination should come from at least one student addressing the criteria. The letters should outline the case for the nominated team to receive the award based on the criteria required. Bullet points or paragraphs clearly delineated in support of each criterion are recommended.

To submit a nomination for the Principal's Promoting Student Inquiry Award, please click the button below and follow the instructions. 

Please note the form requires a Queen's University NetID. If you prefer to submit the nomination via email, please contact principal.awards@queensu.ca for instructions. 

Submit nomination

Award recipients will:

  • be presented with the award at the annual Teaching Awards Reception;
  • receive a $2,000 award to be used at their discretion; and
  • be recognized with a plaque with recipient's name in Stauffer Library.

2023 ASCX400 Course Team (Christina Dinsmore, team leader)

2022 L.F. Carver Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences

2021 Asha Varadharajan, Department of English Language and Literature
2020 Una D'Elia, Art History and Art Conservation

Queen's University has supported a Teaching Awards program for several years, highlighting the accomplishments of staff, faculty and students. Over the years, the university has celebrated these achievements with formal and informal gatherings, virtual and in-person events. 

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