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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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

FAQs

  • What amount of time do the awards cover?
    The 2023 Celebrate Teaching! Awards consider those who have taught or worked with students during the 2023 calendar year, which includes the Winter 2023, Spring/Summer 2023, and Fall 2023 semesters.
  • How do I complete a nomination?

    All nominations are completed online via the Judgify Platform. Nominators first register on the platform, then complete nomination forms. Nominators can complete multiple nominations once they complete registration.

    Instructions for using Judgify are available in the Nomination Guide.

  • Can I make my own nomination form?
    No, you must submit your nomination package using the Judgify platform OR Student Choice Award submission form. Other forms will not be accepted.  Do not attach additional pages to your nomination form.
  • When is the nomination form due?

    All nomination packages must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2024.

  • Who is eligible for nomination?

    Eligibility for a 2023 Celebrate Teaching! Award depends on the eligibility criteria for each award. However, all nominees must be current faculty, staff, or students of the university. Details on the eligibility and process for each award are listed in the Nomination Guide

    Award for Excellence in Teaching Any tenured, tenure-track, or teaching faculty member, who has taught in the 2023 calendar year. Deans will select one (1) top nominee to submit to the awards committee. The Dean's Office will choose how to organize the call for nominees.
    Early Career Teaching Award

    Any tenured, tenure-track, or teaching faculty member, who is in the first five (5) years of their teaching career, as of December 31, 2023.

    Award nominees must have taught in the 2023 calendar year.

    Nominations may be submitted by any faculty or staff member at Ontario Tech.
    Learning Reimagined Award

    Any tenured, tenure-track, or teaching faculty member, who has taught in the 2023 calendar year. 

    The award is also open to groups of any number, providing all nominees meet the eligibility requirements listed previously.

    Nominations may be submitted by any faculty member, staff member or student at Ontario Tech.
    Teaching Assistant Excellence Award This award is open to any teaching assistant at Ontario Tech who has taught in 2023 calendar year (this includes the Winter 2023, Spring/Summer 2023, and Fall 2023 semesters) and has completed at least 260 hours of a teaching assistantship or combination of teaching assistantships. Nominations may be submitted by any faculty member, staff member, or student at Ontario Tech, including the Teaching Assistant's supervisor.
    Tim McTiernan Student Mentorship Award

    Any Ontario Tech community member, including faculty, instructors, staff, and students. Award nominees must have worked with students in the 2023 calendar year.

    Nominees being considered for excellence in graduate student supervision are encouraged to be nominated for an award through the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

    Nominations may be submitted by any current or former student (within one calendar year of graduating) at Ontario Tech.

    Open Education Award

    This award is open to any Ontario Tech community member, including faculty, instructors, staff, and students. Award nominees must have worked with students in the 2023 calendar year. 

    The award is also open to groups of any number, providing all nominees meet the eligibility requirements listed previously.

    Nominations may be submitted by any faculty member, staff member, or student at Ontario Tech.
    Student Choice Award Open to any instructor (tenured, tenure-track, teaching or adjunct faculty, sessional instructor) at Ontario Tech who has taught in the 2023 calendar year. Nominations may be submitted by any current student at Ontario Tech.
  • Who may nominate an individual for an award?
    Refer to the Nomination Guide for details regarding who can serve as a nominator for each award. Each award has different criteria for who can serve as a nominator.
  • Can I nominate myself for an award?
    Some awards include self-nomination. Refer to the Nomination Guide for more information.
  • Can previous recipients be nominated?
    Yes, previous recipients may be nominated.
  • Can previous nominees be nominated?
    Yes, previous nominees can be nominated again this year.
  • Can an individual be nominated for multiple awards?
    Yes, an individual may be nominated for multiple awards.
  • Is my nomination form confidential?
    No, your nomination form is not confidential. The contents of a nomination package may be shared with the award committee to assist them in selecting recipients. Individual comments may be shared as part of promotional campaigns, although they will be anonymized (for nominees, nominators, and supporters).
  • How are award recipients selected?
    Award recipients are adjudicated using the criteria for each award. The award committee will use established rubrics to determine the strongest nominee in each category.
  • When are recipients announced?

    Award recipients are announced live, at the Celebrate Teaching! Award Ceremony. All nominees receive a notification letter prior to the ceremony, but Award recipients are not notified in advance.


If you did not find the answer to your question above or need this information in an alternative format please contact the TLC directly at teachingandlearning@ontariotechu.ca