The 2021 Teaching Award recipients were announced on April 30 during the Celebration of Teaching event.
View the Celebration of Teaching page, with the recipient list along with a recording of the event.
Master Teacher Award
Awarded twice annually, at spring and fall convocations, the Master Teacher Award represents the highest level of recognition of teaching excellence at the University of Saskatchewan.
Nomination Deadlines: Nominations must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15th and August 15th each year.
Provost's Outstanding Teaching Awards
Provost's College Awards
The Provost’s College Awards for Outstanding Teaching annually recognize an outstanding teacher in each College at the University of Saskatchewan.
Nomination Deadlines: Nominations for the Provost's College Awards must be submitted to each college by February 1st. (*EXTENDED to February 12, 2021)
Each college adjudicates these nominations, then must submit the successful nomination using the submission portal https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/ProvostCollegeAward by February 15th. (*EXTENDED to March 1, 2021)
Provost's Themed Awards
The Provost's Themes Awards annually recognize four categories of teaching excellence across campus: Graduate Student Teacher Award, Support of Teaching and Learning Award, New Teacher Award, and Outstanding Teacher Award. The New Teacher and Outstanding Teacher Awards must align with one or more strategic themes.
Nomination Deadlines: Nominations for the Provost's Themed Awards must be submitted using the submission portal https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/ProvostThemedAwards by February 15th. (*EXTENDED to March 1, 2021)
Sylvia Wallace Sessional Lecturer Award
The Sylvia Wallace Sessional Lecturer Award annually recognizes the important and essential contribution of sessional lecturers to the University of Saskatchewan's teaching community. The Sylvia Wallace Award recipient is announced annually at the spring Celebration of Teaching.
Nomination Deadlines: Nomination Deadlines: Nominations for the award must be submitted using the submission portal https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/SylviaWallaceAward by February 15th. (*EXTENDED to March 1, 2021)
Provost’s Prize for Collaborative Teaching and Learning
The Provost’s Prize for Collaborative Teaching and Learning is a $2,000 prize awarded to a team of faculty involved in the delivery of a successful and innovative collaborative teaching and learning initiative.
Application Deadline: Applications for the Provost's Prize must be submitted using the submission portal https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/ProvostsPrize by February 15th each year. (*EXTENDED to March 1, 2021)
Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Fund
The University of Saskatchewan is pleased to take part in Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). This fund can be applied for by instructors before any term. COIL offers instructors the opportunity to connect with existing partner institutions – both with research and teaching & learning partnerships. It can align with any undergraduate or graduate course where there is interest from instructors. Click the button below to learn more about COIL and to access the application information.
Deadlines to submit applications for COIL funding are August 1st for fall term; December 1st for winter term; April 1st for Spring/Summer term.
Curriculum Innovation Fund
As part of the PCIP-funded Curriculum Innovation Initiative, this fund is available for academic units to support curriculum innovation projects. The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning administers this fund.
Experiential Learning Fund
As part of the PCIP-funded Teaching Innovation Initiative, a project fund is available for academic units to support student access to experiential learning opportunities. The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning administers this Experiential Learning Fund of approximately $100,000 per year.
The primary purpose of the fund is to be an enabler in supporting the creation of new experiential learning opportunities including Indigenous learning activities that involve Elders, knowledge keepers, and/or Indigenous community leaders.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning "Cluster" Fund
Funding is available to create faculty-led scholarship of teaching and learning groups. Each cluster will receive up to $5,000 per year for two years as well as the supports below, all with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning through research informed approaches and reflection.
Open Educational Resources Fund
The University of Saskatchewan is pleased to make funding available to support the use, adaptation, and creation of open textbooks at the university. The funding will be provided for projects involving U of S instructors adapting existing open textbooks, creating new ones, or developing supporting resources (e.g. test bank questions, slides, etc.) needed to facilitate the use of an open textbook in place of a commercial text.
Course Innovation Community
USask instructors can apply to join a Course Innovation Community.
Selected applicants must be teaching a course of 70 or more students and committed to participating in a 8-week program in May/June 2021, with regular opportunities for contact over the fall and winter terms. Instructors will design, or redesign, that course to improve student learning. Selected applicants will actively participate in a cohort of their peers that progresses together in a carefully designed sequence of workshops. They will also receive $3,000 in funding that will be transferred to their home unit. For 2021 course dates and application deadlines, please click the button below.
National Teaching Awards
Educators at the U of S are eligible under most circumstances to apply for the following national teaching awards. In each case, institutional support of a nomination is required. If you are interested in nominating an exceptional teacher, we welcome you to submit an expression of interest for consideration of institutional support in preparing your nomination. For more information about these awards and the nomination process, contact Wenona Partridge.
3M National Teaching Fellowship: The highest award for exceptional teaching in Canada.
Alan Blizzard Collaborative Projects Award: Rewards collaboration in teaching.
D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning: An international award that recognizes innovation in post-secondary teaching.
3M National Student Fellowship: An educational leadership award for undergraduate and graduate students.