Excellence in Teaching Award

University 1 offers an annual award to recognize excellence in teaching among those teaching courses included on the University 1 list of Recommended Introductory Courses (RIC). (RIC).

Who is eligible to be nominated?

Any faculty member who has taught an introductory course in the current academic year (Fall and/or Winter Sessions). An eligible professor can be a sessional staff person, an instructor, or a full- or part-time faculty member (tenured or not).

What courses qualify?

Courses included in the RIC list qualify. This list includes 1000-level first year courses and 2000-level courses not requiring prerequisites.

What will the award winner(s) receive?

The winner(s) will receive a monetary award and a certificate, and have his/her name posted on the Wall of Recognition outside Room 214 University Centre.

Deadline for nominations?

Call for nominations occur twice during the academic year; at the end of Fall Session, and at the end of Winter Session.

  • deadline for Fall Session nominations is November 30th
    Fall Session 2015 has been cancelled
  • deadline for Winter Session nominations is April 15th

How is/are winner(s) chosen?

The recipient(s) of the award will be the professor(s) who, as demonstrated through the nominations, has best exemplified one or all three of the following award criteria:

  • was instrumental in helping students make a successful academic and personal transition to the University of Manitoba; and/or
  • stimulated students’ interest in the subject area he/she taught; and/or
  • was enthusiastic, organized, and facilitated effective learning


Scores from both Fall and Winter Session nominations will be combined to determine the winning professor(s). Winners will be announced at the beginning of the next academic year.

A selection committee for the Excellence in Teaching Award will be named by the Executive Director of Student Academic Success and will comprise of members of the University 1 Advisory Committee.

Nomination Form

Complete and submit the online nomination form, or stop by the University 1 First Year Centre, 205 Tier Building, to complete a manual form. Nominations must be received by 7:00 pm on the deadline date.

Nominate a teacher for the University 1 Excellence in Teaching Award and be entered into a draw to WIN one of two $50 GIFT CERTIFICATES for the Bookstore.

November 25, 2015