Schulich Awards of Excellence - Faculty

Please read and follow the nomination criteria for each award carefully. It is recommended to use the web browser Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome when completing the online form to submit a nomination.

New this year:  The nomination criteria has been updated along with an increase in cash prizes which can be used at the discretion of the recipient.

Recipients will also receive 2 complimentary tickets to attend the Awards of Excellence Dinner, one for themselves and one for a guest. For team awards, each individual named as part of the team in the nomination package will receive two tickets up to a maximum of 10 total tickets per team award.

Schulich Award of Excellence for Faculty in Community/Distributed Sites

Award Description
To recognize an outstanding faculty educator who has displayed exceptional interest and enthusiasm for the learning needs of trainees.

Eligibility
To be eligible for this award, the nominee must be a faculty member, MD or non-MD, in any of our community/distributed sites who contributes to Schulich medical and/or dental education programs. Recipients may be from any community across Southwestern Ontario (e.g. any of the Academies, London or Windsor). Recipients of this award may be re-nominated after three-years. Up to four awards are available annually. The number of awards given will be based on applicants and available funding.

Criteria
This award considers contributions in the areas of:

  • Demonstrated superior leadership;
  • Teaching ability;
  • Accessibility or willingness to help trainees beyond the norm;
  • Ability to serve as an exemplary role model;
  • Other traits nominators deem to be important (e.g. research)

Nomination Procedure
All faculty, learners and staff in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry may nominate an individual. The nominee must be aware of the nomination and there must be acknowledgement from the nominee’s Department Chair or designate of the nomination.
To nominate a faculty member for this award, submit a nomination package online which includes the following materials as outlined in the criteria:

  1. A letter from the nominator that summarizes:
    The name of the individual you are recommending for this award
    Your name (to be kept confidential)
    Description of the nominee: tell the story by providing specific examples of how/why the nominee should be considered for the award.
  2. A letter from the Department Chair or designate or a letter from the Academic Director or designate acknowledging the nomination


Notes

An award may not be granted every year. The $2,000 prize is a cash award to be used at the discretion of the winner. Nominators will be required to complete all documentation and submit the completed nomination package online prior to the published deadline.

Questions
Contact Julie Stuifbergen, Distributed Education at distributed.education@schulich.uwo.ca or by phone at 519 661-2111 x22147.

Nomination Form

Schulich Continuing Dental Education Educator Award

Award Description
To recognize exemplary teaching/distinguished commitments and/or outstanding service to Continuing Dental Education (CDE).


Eligibility

The recipient of this award is to be a faculty member in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Recipients of this award may be re-nominated after three-years.

Criteria
This award considers contributions in the areas of:

  • Teaching, program development or other related areas
  • Number and frequency of contributions
  • Feedback of participants
  • Administrative contributions to the field of Continuing Dental Education
  • Research or other scholarly activity
  • Innovation, creativity and ingenuity

Nomination Procedure
To nominate a faculty member for this award, submit a nomination package online which includes the following materials as outlined in the criteria:

  1. A letter from the nominator that summarizes:
    The nominee's contributions to Continuing Dental Education
    Why the candidate should be chosen to receive this award (specifically addressing the criteria for the award) 
  2. A minimum of one (1) and up to three (3) additional letters of support
  3. Up to a maximum of three (3) pages of feedback preferably from workshop/program participants which could be provided by the Continuing Dental Education Office

Notes
An award may not be granted every year. The $2,000 prize is a cash award to be used at the discretion of the winner. Nominators will be required to complete all documentation and submit the completed nomination package online to the Schulich Dentistry Awards Committee prior to the published deadline.

Questions
Contact the Sylvie Richer, Continuing Dental Education at sylvie.richer@schulich.uwo.ca or by phone at 519.661.2111 ext. 86143.

Nomination Form

Schulich Continuing Medical Education Educator Award

Award Description
To recognize exemplary teaching, distinguished commitments and/or outstanding service to Continuing Medical Education (CME).


Eligibility:

The recipient of this award is to be a faculty member in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Recipients of this award may be re-nominated after three-years.

Criteria
This award considers contributions in the areas of:

  • Teaching, program development or other related areas
  • Number and frequency of contributions
  • Feedback from participants
  • Administrative contributions to the field of Continuing Medical Education
  • Research or other scholarly activity
  • Innovation, creativity and ingenuity

Nomination Procedure 
To nominate a faculty member for this award, submit a nomination package online, which includes the following materials as outlined in the criteria:

  1. Letter from the nominator(s) summarizing:
    Nominee's contributions to Continuing Medical Education in Continuing Professional Development
    Why the nominee should receive this award (see criteria above)
  2. Up to three (3) additional letters and up to three (3) pages of feedback from program participants

Notes
An award may not be granted every year. The $2,000 prize is a cash award to be used at the discretion of the winner. Nominators will be required to complete all documentation and submit the completed nomination package online to the Schulich Dentistry Awards Committee prior to the published deadline.

Questions
Contact Andrea Good, Continuing Professional Development at andrea.good@schulich.uwo.ca or by phone or 519.661.2111 ext.86204.

Nomination Form

Schulich Faculty Development Award

Award Description
To recognize exemplary teaching, distinguished commitments and/or outstanding service to Faculty Development.

Eligibility
The recipient of this award is to be a faculty or staff member in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Recipients of this award may be re-nominated after three-years.

Criteria

This award considers contributions in the areas of:

  • Teaching, program development, or other related areas
  • Number and frequency of contributions
  • Feedback participants 
  • Administrative contributions to the field of Faculty Development
  • Research or other scholarly activity
  • Innovation, creativity and ingenuity

Nomination Procedure
To nominate a faculty member or staff for this award, submit a nomination package online, which includes the following materials as outlined in the criteria:

  1. A letter from the nominator that summarizes:
    Nominee's contributions to the Faculty Development Program in Continuing Professional Development
    Why the candidate should be chosen to receive this award (specifically addressing the criteria for this award)
  2. Nominations may also be supplemented by the inclusion of up to three (3) additional letters and up to three (3) pages of feedback from workshop/program participants


Notes
An award may not be granted every year. The $2,000 prize may be used at the discretion of the recipient. Nominators will be required to complete all documentation and submit the completed nomination package online prior to the published deadline.

Questions
Contact Andrea Good, Continuing Professional Development at andrea.good@schulich.uwo.ca or by phone or 519.661.2111 ext.86204.

Nomination Form

Schulich Excellence in Education Awards (Graduate/Postgraduate)

Award Description
To recognize educational success and to stimulate further development and achievement.


Eligibility
All full-time, part-time and adjunct faculty in graduate, and postgraduate programs in medicine, dentistry, or basic medical sciences, including clinical teachers and basic medical scientists in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, are eligible. These awards are for individuals, not teams.

Recipients of awards may be re-nominated for the same award every three years or be re-nominated for a different category each year.

Categories and Criteria
Schulich Educator Award (Three awarded at $2,000 each)
Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated excellence as a graduate or postgraduate teacher
  • Commitment and dedication to graduate or postgraduate education
  • Positive impact on student educational experience
  • Involvement in graduate or postgraduate curriculum design and changes
  • Innovative approaches to graduate or postgraduate teaching
  • Innovative approaches to graduate or postgraduate course/curriculum design
  • Graduate or postgraduate course or program coordinator/director
  • Mentor and role model

Schulich Leader Award (Two awarded at $5,000 each)
Educator criteria as above, plus at least two of the following:

  • Major involvement in graduate or postgraduate curriculum development
  • Recognized at the provincial or national level for education activities
  • Involvement at the provincial or national level in setting policy, standards, examinations, etc.
  • Contributions to important campus-wide educational initiatives
  • Recipient of teaching awards
  • Scholarly activities in education
  • Teacher of teachers

Schulich Distinguished Leader Award (One awarded at $10,000)
Leader criteria as above, plus at least one of the following:

  • International leader in graduate or postgraduate education
  • Long and dedicated commitment to education which has had an impact on student/trainee learning experience
  • Chair of national committee(s) on education and/or international levels
  • Contributions have had a major impact at the national and/or international levels
  • Tackled a thorny or delicate issue resulting in change with an impact
  • Winner of major teaching award(s)

Nominations Procedure
To nominate a faculty member for this award, submit a nomination package online which includes the following materials as outlined in the criteria:

    1. Letter of nomination signed by the nominator and seconder
    2. Letter from the Department Chair or designate acknowledging the nomination
    3. Short teaching dossier (four pages) that defines excellence in teaching emphasizing graduate or postgraduate educational activities; undergraduate teaching strength does not qualify for this award
    4. Evaluations of teaching by students (group scores and individual comments)
    5. Nominations may also include up to three (3) additional letters of support from peers and/or students

Notes
Additional awards may be given out within a category if recipients in another category are not selected, as long as total expenditures are in keeping with the annual funding limit of the overall Schulich Educator award program including other awards for faculty and staff. Recipients may receive the funds for use at their personal discretion, or opt to direct the funds toward a project of scholarly activity or travel related to scholarly research and development.

Questions
Contact Kay Hickey, Office of Faculty Affairs at kay.hickey@schulich.uwo.ca or by phone at 519.661.2111 ext. 88867.

Nomination Form

Schulich Excellence in Education Awards (Undergraduate)

Award Description
To recognize educational success and to stimulate further development and achievement.


Eligibility

All full-time, part-time and adjunct faculty in undergraduate programs in medicine, dentistry, or basic medical sciences, including clinical teachers and basic medical scientists in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, are eligible. These awards are for individuals, not teams.

Recipients of awards may be re-nominated for the same award every three years or be re-nominated for a different category each year.

Categories and Criteria
Schulich Educator Award (Three awarded at $2,000 each)
Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated excellence as an undergraduate teacher
  • Commitment and dedication to undergraduate education
  • Positive impact on student educational experience
  • Involvement in undergraduate curriculum design and changes
  • Innovative approaches to undergraduate teaching
  • Innovative approaches to undergraduate course/curriculum design
  • Undergraduate course or program coordinator/director
  • Mentor and role model

Schulich Leader Award (Two awarded at $5,000 each)
Educator criteria as above, plus at least two of the following:

  • Major involvement in undergraduate curriculum development
  • Recognized at the provincial or national level for education activities
  • Involvement at the provincial or national level in setting policy, standards, examinations, etc.
  • Contributions to important campus-wide educational initiatives
  • Recipient of teaching awards
  • Scholarly activities in education
  • Teacher of teachers

Schulich Distinguished Leader Award (One awarded at $10,000)
Leader criteria as above, plus at least one of the following:

  • International leader in undergraduate education
  • Long and dedicated commitment to education which has had an impact on student/trainee learning experience
  • Chair of national committee(s) on education and/or international levels
  • Contributions have had a major impact at the national and/or international levels
  • Tackled a thorny or delicate issue(s) resulting in change with an impact
  • Winner of major teaching award(s)

Nominations Procedure
To nominate a faculty member for this award, submit a nomination package online which includes the following materials as outlined in the criteria:

    1. Letter of nomination signed by the nominator and seconder
    2. Letter from the Department Chair or designate acknowledging the nomination
    3. Short teaching dossier (four pages) that defines excellence in teaching emphasizing undergraduate educational activities; graduate or postgraduate teaching strength does not qualify for this award
    4. Evaluations of teaching by students (group scores and individual comments)
    5. Nominations may also include up to three (3) additional letters of support from peers and/or students


Notes
Additional awards may be given out within a category if recipients in another category are not selected, as long as total expenditures are in keeping with the annual funding limit of the overall Schulich Educator award program including other awards for faculty and staff. Recipients may receive the funds for use at their personal discretion, or opt to direct the funds toward a project of scholarly activity or travel related to scholarly research and development.

Questions
Contact Kay Hickey, Office of Faculty Affairs at kay.hickey@schulich.uwo.ca or by phone at 519.661.2111 ext. 88867.

Nomination Form

Schulich Faculty Mentorship Award

Award Description
To recognize the exemplary commitment by a faculty member in the mentorship of another faculty member(s) within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Supervising or coaching faculty as part of the nominee’s role or mentoring students is not part of this award.

Eligibility
To be eligible for this award, the nominee must:
1.    Be a faculty member in the School for at least five years
2.    Be nominated by a faculty member from the School
3.    Have contributed to the success of our faculty and the School through faculty mentorship
4.    Agree to have their name stand for nomination
5.    Agree to have their name announced as a winner or nominee

Recipients of this award may be re-nominated after a five year period.  No previous award is required (e.g. departmental award).

Categories and Criteria
This award considers examples of contributions such as:

  • An advocate for the faculty mentee(s)
  • A sponsor for the faculty mentee(s) (e.g. create networking opportunities)
  • Commitment and dedication to the faculty mentee(s) (e.g. ability to offer constructive criticism and feedback)
  • Positive impact on the faculty mentees (e.g. professional development)
  • Demonstrated compassion, empathy and enthusiasm
  • Ability to communicate and share information and personal experiences
  • Ability to serve as an exemplary role model (e.g. high moral and ethical standards)
  • Sustained and consistent mentoring of faculty mentee(s) (e.g. length of time as a mentor and the number of mentees)

Nominations Procedure

To nominate a faculty member for this award, submit a nomination package online which includes the following materials as outlined in the criteria. Do not include the nominee’s CV.

    1. A letter from the nominator that summarizes:
      •    The nominee’s contributions to the Faculty Mentorship Program
      •    Why the candidate should be chosen to receive this award (specifically addressing the criteria for the award)
    2. A letter from the Department Chair or designate
    3. Nominations may also be supplemented by the inclusion of up to three additional letters of support from faculty members.


Notes
An award may not be granted every year. The $2,000 prize is a cash award to be used at the discretion of the recipient. Nominators will be required to complete all documentation and submit the completed nomination package online to the Schulich Mentorship Oversight Committee prior to the published deadline.

Questions
Contact Kay Hickey, Office of Faculty Affairs at kay.hickey@schulich.uwo.ca or by phone at 519.661.2111 ext. 88867.

Nomination Form