Teaching Awards

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:

  1. To provide support and recognition for the innovative teaching methods and techniques demonstrated by Western’s finest faculty members
  2. To further the quality of education that is provided for all students at Western
  3. To involve members of our corporate and alumni community in the promotion of excellence in teaching

2017/2018 Recipients

Dr. Ayman M. El Ansary Engineering
Dr. Keith Griffiths Chemistry
Amy Horton Nursing
Dr. Roberto Solis-Oba Computer Science
Dr. Tarek Loubani Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, 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 recognition-and-awards@westernusc.ca.


Previous Recipients
2016/2017 Recipients

Aiham Adawi Engineering
Anton Allahar Sociology
Raza Khan Business
Sarah McLean Physiology, OUSA Teaching Award

2016-2017 Honor Roll
2015/2016 Recepients

Sarah Ross DAN Management and Organizational Studies
Quazi Rahman Engineering
Aaron Sigut Astronomy
Nicholas Kahnert Economics

Honour Roll 2015-2016

Felix Lee Chemistry
Mark Workentin Chemistry
Laurence Garber English and Writing Studies, Arts and Humanities
Sebastien Ruffo & Mario Longtin French
Honour Roll 2014-15 – MainSchulich
Jenna Butler Computer Science PhD Candidate
Peter Ferguson Political Science
Tom Haffie Biology
Quazi Rahman Engineering
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
Lars Konermann Science
Honour Roll 2011-2012
Henry Meredith Music
Derek McLachlin Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Felix Lee Science
Mark Lee Social Science
Honour Roll 2010-2011
Robert Hudson Chemistry & Biochemistry
Ben Lester Economics
Jan Minac Mathematics
Aleksandra Zecevic Health Sciences
William Colby Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Peter Ferguson Political Science
Charles Jones Political Science
Carolyn McLeaod Philosophy
Jill Ball Music
Neil Bradford Political Science, Huron University College
Stephen Pitel Law
Rob Wardhaugh History
Radoslav Dimitrov Political Science
Douglas Leighton History, Huron University College
Patrick Whippey Physics & Astronomy
Tim Wilson Bachelor of Health Sciences Program
Randal Graham Law
Chuck Levine Sociology
Daniel Munro Political Science, Huron University College
Tutis Vilis Physiology & Pharmacology
Craig Simpson History
Melvyn Usselman Chemistry
Jennifer Irwin Health Science
Kim Verwaayen Women’s Studies
Joanna Quinn Political Science
Roland Haines Chemistry
Denis Shackel Business
Graham Smith Geography
Anton Allahar Sociology
Garry Lapenskie Kinesiology
Bruce Morrison Political Science
Maureen Smith Education
James Erskine Business
Marjorie Johnson Kinesiology
Christopher Keep English
Mark Workentin Chemistry
Alison Lee English
Alexandra Hurst Business
Laura Melnyk Gribble Psychology
Mary Heisz Social Science
Alison Conway English
Shannon Gadowsky Human Ecology, Brescia College
Ian Kerr Law & Information and Media Studies
Tom Stavraky Physiology
Sonia Halpern Centre for Women’s Studies and Feminist Research
Mitchell Mcinnes Law
David Stanford Statistical & Actuarial Sciences
Jerry White Sociology
Dean Gailey Science
Robert Hawkins Law
Don Morrow Health Sciences
Mark Workentin Science
Jan MINAC Mathematics
Michael Lusztig Political Science
Andres Perez Political Science
Peter Poole Applied Mathematics
Anton Allahar Sociology
Mike Atkinson Psychology
Dino Bidinosti Chemistry
Bud Johnston Business


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