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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Award Ceremony

Congratulations to all our nominees and winners!

Thank you to everyone who supported the 2021 Celebrate Teaching Awards!

If you weren't able to attend the ceremony, the live stream is still available.


Award for Excellence in Teaching

2021 Nominees:

  • Holly Jones-Taggart, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Stephen Marsh, Faculty of Business and Information Technology
  • Diana Petrarca, Faculty of Education (winner)

 

Early Career Teaching Award

The Early Career Teaching Award recognizes innovation and excellence in teaching by individuals who are in the early stages of their teaching career (5 years or less).

2021 Nominees:

  • Jane Breen, Faculty of Science (winner)
  • Karolina Krystyniak, Faculty of Business and Information Technology
  • Amirali Salehi-Abari, Faculty of Business and Information Technology
  • Stephanie Thompson, Faculty of Education

 

Learning Reimagined Award

The Learning Reimagined Award is given to a faculty member who demonstrates unique and original solutions to problems of practice in their classes.

2021 Nominees:

  • Cristen Hucaluk, Faculty of Science
  • Amir Mostaghim, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
  • Alvaro Quevedo, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (winner)
  • Diane Tepylo, Faculty of Education

 

Openness in Education Award

The Openness in Education Award goes to those in the Ontario Tech community who follow the CARE Open Education Framework and contribute, attribute, release, and empower the use of open educational practices throughout our campuses and beyond.

2021 Nominees:

  • Laura Banks, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Rupinder Brar, Faculty of Science
  • Elita Partosoedarso, Faculty of Health Sciences (winner)
  • Joe Stokes, Faculty of Education

 

Teaching Assistant Excellence Award

The Teaching Assistant Excellence Award goes to teaching assistants who demonstrate superior commitment to their subject matter and students through teaching.

2021 Nominees:

  • Muna Abdulaziz, Faculty of Science
  • Autumn Collins, Faculty of Science
  • Courtney Cross, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Keisha Deoraj, Faculty of Education
  • Makayla Hachey, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Jonathan Jay, Faculty of Business and Information Technology
  • Shumail Kamal, Faculty of Science
  • Mikael Khan, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Sage Matthews, Faculty of Business and Information Technology
  • Shanelle Racine, Faculty of Health Sciences (winner)
  • Alana Tyner, Faculty of Science
  • Andrew Wade, Faculty of Business and Information Technology
  • Omer Yukseker, Faculty of Science

 

Tim McTiernan Student Mentorship Award

The Tim McTiernan Student Mentorship Award goes to an individual who demonstrates a passion for supporting student success, an ability to inspire growth, and an outstanding commitment to promoting the values of the university.

2021 Nominees:

  • Adam Dubrowski, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Bernie Fitzpatrick, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
  • Janette Hughes, Faculty of Education (winner)

 

Student Choice Award

The Student Choice Award goes to student-nominated faculty and instructors who contribute to teaching and learning within our campus community.

2021 Student Choice Award nominees
Anwar Abdalbari,
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Murat Aydin,
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Dario Bonetta,
Faculty of Science
Liqun Cao,
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
Jason Chung,
Faculty of Science
Adam Cole,
Faculty of Health Sciences
Ana Duff,
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Moustafa El-Gindy,
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Crystal Garvey,
Faculty of Health Sciences
Julia Green-Johnson,
Faculty of Science
Jordan Harel,
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
Regina Hartwick,
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
Amin Ibrahim,
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Kerry Johnson,
Faculty of Health Sciences
Mikael Khan,
Faculty of Health Sciences
Igor Kotlyar,
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Karolina Krystyniak,
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Sharon Lauricella,
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
Brendan Macdonald,
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Timothy MacNeill,
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
Brent MacRae,
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Stephen Marsh,
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Elita Partosoedarso,
Faculty of Health Sciences
Syed Qadri,
Faculty of Health Sciences (winner)
Otto Sanchez,
Faculty of Health Sciences
Donna Smeeton,
Faculty of Health Sciences
Vivian Stamatopoulos,
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
Ana Vakiloroayaei,
Faculty of Science

The full list of nominees and winners can be downloaded here. This file is in a Word document. Should you desire an alternative format please contact teachingandlearning@ontariotechu.ca