The University of Western Ontario’s Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching is co-presented by The University Student’s Council and UWO Alumni Association, to recognize, celebrate and award excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Each year four award recipients are selected by the USC Teaching Excellence Awards Committee comprised of the USC VP, USC Recognition and Awards Coordinator, USC Council members, student-at-large members, and Alumni members. The objectives of the Teaching Awards program are:
- To provide support and recognition for the innovative teaching methods and techniques demonstrated by Western’s finest faculty members
- To further the quality of education that is provided for all students at Western
- To involve members of our corporate and alumni community in the promotion of excellence in teaching
|Sarah McLean||Physiology, OUSA Teaching Award|
During nomination periods, students can access an online form to nominate their professor. Students must be taking the specified course at the time of nomination.
When is the Honour Roll released?
The USC Honour Roll is released on the USC Teaching Award website between late November to early December of each year. We are unable to address requests to release the Honour Roll in full or for an individual any sooner than this time.
What is the requirement to be on the Honour Roll?
The teaching evaluations from all of the classes a faculty member has taught in the previous academic year, including intersession but excluding distance studies courses, are included. Only averages from sections 1 to 14 in the evaluations are included. Classes with less than 5 responses are excluded. Faculty members whose total average scores meet or exceed 6.3 will be listed in the Honour Roll.
When is the Honour Roll certificate distributed?
The USC Honour Roll certificate is distributed in the March of the following academic year. I.e. The Honour Roll for the year of 2016-2017 will be distributed in March 2018. Certificates will be delivered to the department office.
I am missing my Honour Roll certificate from one of the years.
At this time, we are only able to consider requests to replace missing certificates from one academic year prior. Requests to replace missing certificates must be made by December 1st of the following academic year. (I.e. To replace a missing certificate from 2014-2015, requests must be sent by December 1st, 2016). Requests may be submitted by email to the USC Recognition & Awards Coordinator and must indicate the individual’s name and his/her affiliated department.
What is the USC Teaching Award?
This award recognizes 4 faculty members each year. Nominations for this award are accepted from the student body only. 16 nominees are evaluated each year by the Teaching Awards Committee. This award is awarded at the USC Award Ceremony in March.
For more information on the USC Teaching Awards program please contact the Recognition and Awards Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Sarah Ross||DAN Management and Organizational Studies|
|Laurence Garber||English and Writing Studies, Arts and Humanities|
|Sebastien Ruffo & Mario Longtin||French|
|Honour Roll 2014-15 – Main – Schulich|
|Jenna Butler||Computer Science PhD Candidate|
|Peter Ferguson||Political Science|
|Honour Roll 2013-2014|
|Mitsume Fukui||Faculty of Arts and Humanities|
|Jennifer Irwin||Faculty of Health Sciences|
|M.J. Kidnie||Faculty of Arts and Humanities|
|Anita Woods||Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry|
|Honour Roll 2012-2013|
|Julie Gosse||Richard Ivey School of Business|
|Eli Gladstone||Richard Ivey School of Business|
|Sean Burkett||Richard Ivey School of Business|
|Honour Roll 2011-2012|
|Derek McLachlin||Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry|
|Mark Lee||Social Science|
|Honour Roll 2010-2011|
|Robert Hudson||Chemistry & Biochemistry|
|Aleksandra Zecevic||Health Sciences|
|William Colby||Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry|
|Peter Ferguson||Political Science|
|Charles Jones||Political Science|
|Neil Bradford||Political Science, Huron University College|
|Radoslav Dimitrov||Political Science|
|Douglas Leighton||History, Huron University College|
|Patrick Whippey||Physics & Astronomy|
|Tim Wilson||Bachelor of Health Sciences Program|
|Daniel Munro||Political Science, Huron University College|
|Tutis Vilis||Physiology & Pharmacology|
|Jennifer Irwin||Health Science|
|Kim Verwaayen||Women’s Studies|
|Joanna Quinn||Political Science|
|Bruce Morrison||Political Science|
|Laura Melnyk Gribble||Psychology|
|Mary Heisz||Social Science|
|Shannon Gadowsky||Human Ecology, Brescia College|
|Ian Kerr||Law & Information and Media Studies|
|Sonia Halpern||Centre for Women’s Studies and Feminist Research|
|David Stanford||Statistical & Actuarial Sciences|
|Don Morrow||Health Sciences|
|Michael Lusztig||Political Science|
|Andres Perez||Political Science|
|Peter Poole||Applied Mathematics|