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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

Teaching Awards - Past Winners

  • 2020

    Due to the impact of the pandemic Student Choice awards were made the priority. This was available in three categories: Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate and Graduate instructor. 

    • Keisha Deoraj, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Education 
    • Dr. Tricia Dwyer-Kuntz, Undergraduate Instruction, Facutly of Education 
    • Dr. Joseph Stokes, Graduate Instruction, Faculty of Education 
    • Anshuman Sharma, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science 
    • Dr. Anwar Abdalbari, Undergraduate Instruction, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science 
    • Sarah Watt, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science 
    • Dr. Salam Ali, Graduate Instruction, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
    • Dr. Rachid Machrafi, Undergraduate Instruction, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
    • Lyndsay Woolridge, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    • Dr. Tanya Karam-Zanders, Undergraduate Instruction, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    • John Nemec, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Science  
    • Dr. Rupinder Brar, Undergraduate Instruction, Faculty of Science 
    • Rufeyda Cosgun, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Health Sciences 
    • Dr. Syed Qadri, Undergraduate Instruction, Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Dr. Adam Dubrowski, Graduate Instruction, Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Rajinder Khurmi, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Business and Information Technology 
    • Joshua Lowe, Undergraduate Instruction, Faculty of Business and Information Technology
    • Dr. Julie Thorpe, Graduate Instruction, Faculty of Business and Information Technology

    Over 150 instructors from across campus were nominated by students. Click here for a downloadable list of all nominees.

     

  • 2019

    Teaching Assistant Excellence Award

    • Randy Fortier, Associate Teaching Professor, Faculty of Science
    • Thomas McMorrow, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    • Elita Partosoedarso, Associate Teaching Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences (winner)
    • James Robb, Assistant Teaching Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology
    • Stephanie Thompson, Academic Associate, Faculty of Education

    Early Career Teaching Award

    • Akramul Azim, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Karla Dhungana-Sainju, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    • Carlos Rossa, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Robyn Ruttenberg-Rozen, Assistant Teaching Professor, Faculty of Education (winner)

    Learning Reimagined Award 

    • Karla Dhungana-Sainju, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    • **Group Nomination: Lavern Bourne (Associate Teaching Professor), Dana Chorney (Professor, Collaborative BScN program), Helene-Marie Goulding (Senior Teaching Professor), Leslie Graham (Professor, Collaborative BScN program), Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Sharon Lauricella, Associate Professor and Program Director, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    • Joseph MacMillan, Associate Teaching Professor, Faculty of Science (winner)
    • Roland Van Oostveen, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education

    Oppenness in Education Award 

    • ***Group Nomination: Mihai Beligan (Associate Teaching Professor), Paula Di Cato (Associate Teaching Professor), Ilona Kletskin (Senior Teaching Professor), Azar Shakoori (Associate Teaching Professor), Faculty of Science (winners)
    • Teresa Pierce, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    • Teaching Assisstant Excellence Award 
    • Khaled Al-Hamed, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Dylan Bender, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Chirag Karia, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Science
    • Somayeh Foroughi, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Scott Peters, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Business and Information Technology
    • Lidya Salim, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Science (winner)
    • Sara Sharifi, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Osamah Siddiqui, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
    Tim McTiernan Student Mentorship Award
    • Sharon Lauricella, Associate Professor and Program Director, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (winner)
    • Diana Petrarca, Associate Professor, Program Director, and Assistant Dean, Faculty of Education
    • Sheldon Williamson, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
    Student Choice Award 
    • Murat Aydin, Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Razgar Rahimi, Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (in memoriam)

    Over 130 faculty members were nominated by students. Click here for a downloadable list of all nominees.

     

  • 2018

    Teaching Assistant Excellence Award

    Jordan Anderson, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Science
    Abigail Graham, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Matthew McCue, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Health Sciences (winner)
    Mark Snow, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    Hanyue Xu, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

    Tim McTiernan Student Mentorship Award

    Jeremy Bradbury, Associate Professor, Faculty of Science (winner)
    Bernard Fitzpatrick, Post-doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
    Leigh Harkins, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    Sharon Lauricella, Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    Manon Lemonde, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences

    Teaching Innovation Award

    Connie Thurber, Associate Teaching Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Ilona Kletskin, Senior Teaching Professor, Faculty of Science (winner)

    Early Career Teaching Award

    Jen Rinaldi, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (winner)
    Vivian Stamatopoulos, Assistant Teaching Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    Shannon Vettor, Associate Teaching Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    Olena Zenkina, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science

    Award for Excellence in Teaching

    Scott Aquanno, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    Emma Bartfay, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences (winner)
    Serena Sohrab, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology

    Student Choice Award

    Patricia Riley, Faculty of Health Sciences (winner)

    • Click here to download a list of the Student Choice Award nominees
  • 2017

    UOIT Award for Excellence in Teaching

    Jean-Paul Desaulniers, Associate Professor, Faculty of Science (winner)
    Manon Lemonde, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Shahryar Rahnamayan, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

    UOIT Early Career Teaching Award

    Robert Balogh, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences (winner)
    Nasim Moallemi, Academic Associate, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

    UOIT Teaching Assistant Excellence Award

    Ahmed Abdelrahman, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
    Joshua Good, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Sancgeetha Kulaseharan, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Science
    June Melnychuk, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (winner)
    Ololade Sanusi, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (winner)
    Martin Tuzim, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Science
    Andrew Varley, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Science

    Tim McTiernan Student Mentorship Award

    Rachit Desai, student, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Brenda Gamble, Associate Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Theeben Jegatheesan, Academic Advisor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (winner)
    Sharon Lauricella, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    Kelcieya Ratnarajah, student, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities 

    UOIT Teaching Innovation Award

    Shilpa Dogra, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences (winner)
    Jordan Harel, Associate Teaching Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    Valeri Kapoustine, Associate Teaching Professor, Faculty of Science
    Dan Walters, Practicum Coordinator, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

    UOIT Student Choice Awards

    Joseph MacMillan, Associate Teaching Professor, Faculty of Science (winner, class smaller than 150 students)
    Amin Ibrahim, Associate Teaching Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (winner, class larger than 150 students)

    Over 80 UOIT faculty members were nominated by students. Click here for a downloadable list of all nominees.

     

  • 2016
    • Janette Hughes, Faculty of Education, Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
    • Teaching Faculty – No nominations this year
    • Ronald Bell, Faculty of Science, Teaching Assistant 
  • 2015
    • Dr. Isaac Tanblyn, Faculty of Science, Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
    • Dr. Richard Bartholomew, Faculty of Science, Teaching Faculty 
    • Roberty Burden, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, Teaching Assistant
  • 2014
    • Dr. Wendy Barber - Faculty of Education, Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
    • Jennifer Laffier, Faculty of Education, Teaching Faculty 
    • Julianne Baarbe, Faculty of Helath Sciences, Teaching Assistant
  • 2013
    • Dr. Sharon Lauricella, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
    • Kari Kumar, Faculty of Health Sciences, Teaching Faculty
    • Sonja Stadler, Faculty of Science, Teaching Assistant
  • 2012
    • Diana Petrarca, Faculty of Education, Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
    • Josh Lowe, Faculty of Business and and Information Technology, Teaching Faculty
    • Emily Bremner,  Faculty of Health Science, Teaching Assistant
  • 2011
    • Dr. Dhavide Aruliah, Faculty of Science, Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
    • Paula di Cato, Faculty of Science, Teaching Faculty
    • Rami El-Emam, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Teaching Assistant
  • 2010
    • Dr. Ellen Vogel, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
    • Dr. Rupinder Brar, Faculty of Science, Teaching Faculty
    • Gavin Lobo, Faculty of Science, Teaching Assistant
  • 2009
    • Dr. Carla Cesaroni, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
    • Helene-Marie Goulding, Faculty of Health Sciences, Teaching Faculty
    • Jennifer Smith, Faculty of Science, Teaching Assistant
  • 2008
    • Dr. Bill Goodman, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
    • Dr. Christopher diCarlo, Faculty of Health Sciences, Teaching Faculty
    • Amin Ibrahim, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Teaching Assistant
  • 2007
    • Dr. Remon Pop-Iliev, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
    • Dr. Sharon Lauricella (Loverock), Faculty of Social Science, and Humanities, Teaching Faculty
    • Cristina Banica, Faculty of Science, Teaching Assistant
  • 2006
    • Dr. Liesel Knaack, Faculty of Education, Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
    • Ilona Kletskin, Faculty of Science, Teaching Faculty
  • 2005
    • Dr. Otto Sanchez, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty