Distinguished Teacher Award

Nominations are now closed for the 2017 Dean of Science Distinguished Teacher Award. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged  each year to nominate outstanding teachers for this award. See the nomination form and the guidelines for detailsDr. Travis Fridgen

The Dean of Science Distinguished Teacher Award is a newly established annual award. It will recognize faculty members with an extended record of excellence in teaching. It will be presented by the Dean of Science to a faculty member whose sustained commitment and creative approach to teaching has contributed to the improvement of the overall quality of teaching within the Faculty of Science. The nominee must provide evidence of outstanding achievement in teaching effectiveness through:

  • Curriculum Development: Engages learners at appropriate levels of complexity. Aligns learning outcomes with instruction and assessment.
  • Instructional Approaches: Approaches that provide authentic, engaging learning experiences using modern teaching practices. Examples of adjustments made to teaching and learning methods based on reflection and student feedback is an asset.
  • Integration of Research: Evidence-based teaching that integrates seminal and current research findings. Integration of personal research into course content is an asset. 
  • Professional development: Participation in formal and/or informal professional development. Contribution to a positive teaching and learning environment, educational leadership and/or educational scholarship is desirable.

Distinguished Teacher Award Recipients

2017 - Travis Fridgen, Department of Chemistry


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