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Teaching Awards - Past Recipients

  • 2022

    View the 2022 Celebrate Teaching! Award Ceremony recording.

    Award for Excellence in Teaching

    • Murat Aydin, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Wendy Barber, Faculty of Education (recipient)
    • Cecilia Hageman, Faculty of Science
    • Richard W. Pazzi, Faculty of Business and Information Technology

    Early Career Teaching Award

    • Thomas Gewarges, Faculty of Business and Information Technology
    • Amanda McEachern Gaudet, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (recipient)
    • Nooshin Rotondi, Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Stephanie Thompson, Faculty of Education

    Learning Reimagined Award 

    • Cristen Hucaluk, Faculty of Science
    • Alison Mann, Faculty of Education (recipient)
    • Mariana Shimabukuro, Faculty of Science

    Openness in Education Award 

    • Rupinder Brar, Faculty of Science
    • Pariss Garramone, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    • Jennifer Laffier, Faculty of Education
    • Ami Mamolo, Faculty of Education (recipient)
    • Annette Tavares, Faculty of Science

    Teaching Assistant Excellence Award 

    • Joshua Howorth, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Andrew Putman, Faculty of Health Sciences (recipient)

    Tim McTiernan Student Mentorship Award

    • Laura Banks, Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Ifrodet Giorgees, Faculty of Science
    • Amanda McEachern Gaudet, Faculty of Business and IT
    • Robyn Ruttenburg-Rozen, Faculty of Education (recipient)
    • Michael Watterworth, Faculty of Health Sciences

    Student Choice Award 

    • Gavin Ball, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (recipient)
    • Andrea Braithwaite, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    • Meaghan Charest-Finn, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (recipient)
    • Dana Chorney, Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Adam Cole, Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Randy Fortier, Faculty of Science
    • Pariss Garramone, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    • Crystal Garvey, Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Jordan Harel, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    • Cristen Hucaluk, Faculty of Science
    • Mikael Khan, Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Timothy Macneill, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (recipient)
    • Stephanie Mavilla, Faculty of Science
    • Mary Olaveson, Faculty of Science
    • Tharini Paramananthan, Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Elita Partosoedarso, Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Tracey Persaud, Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Tess Pierce, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    • Syed Qadri, Faculty of Health Sciences (recipient)
    • James Robb, Faculty of Business and IT
    • David Rudoler, Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Otto Sanchez, Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Ana Vakiloroayaei, Faculty of Science (recipient)

    The full list of nominees and winners can be downloaded here (Word Document format). Should you desire an alternative format please contact teachingandlearning@ontariotechu.ca 

  • 2021

    View the 2021 Celebrate Teaching! Award ceremony recording.

    Award for Excellence in Teaching

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

    Early Career Teaching Award

    • Jane Breen, Faculty of Science (recipient)
    • 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 

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

    Openness in Education Award 

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

    Teaching Assistant Excellence Award 

    • 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 (recipient)
    • Alana Tyner, Faculty of Science
    • Andrew Wade, Faculty of Business and Information Technology
    • Omer Yukseker, Faculty of Science
    Tim McTiernan Student Mentorship Award
    • Adam Dubrowski, Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Bernie Fitzpatrick, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
    • Janette Hughes, Faculty of Education (recipient)
    Student Choice Award 
    • Syed Qadri, Faculty of Health Sciences (recipient)

    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 

  • 2020

    Due to the impact of the pandemic, the 2020 Celebrate Teaching! Awards highlighted Student Choice nominees. Awards were available in three categories for each Faculty: Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Instruction and Graduate Instruction. 

    Teaching Assistant

    • Rufeyda Cosgun, Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Keisha Deoraj, Faculty of Education
    • Rajinder Khurmi, Faculty of Business and Information Technology
    • John Nemec, Faculty of Science
    • Anshuman Sharma, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Sarah Watt, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
    • Lyndsay Woolridge, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

    Undergraduate Instruction

    • Dr. Anwar Abdalbari, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Dr. Rupinder Brar, Faculty of Science
    • Dr. Tricia Dwyer-Kuntz, Faculty of Education
    • Dr. Tanya Karam-Zanders, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    • Joshua Lowe, Faculty of Business and Information Technology
    • Dr. Rachid Machrafi, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
    • Dr. Syed Qadri, Faculty of Health Sciences

    Graduate Instruction

    • Dr. Salam Ali, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
    • Dr. Adam Dubrowski, Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Dr. Joseph Stokes, Faculty of Education
    • Dr. Julie Thorpe, 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

    Award for Excellence in Teaching

    • 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 (recipient)
    • 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 (recipient)

    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 (recipient)
    • Roland Van Oostveen, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education

    Openness 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 (recipients)
    • Teresa Pierce, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

    Teaching Assistant 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 (recipient)
    • 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 (recipient)
    • 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 (recipient)
    • 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

    Award for Excellence in Teaching

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

    Early Career Teaching Award

    • Jen Rinaldi, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (recipient)
    • 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

    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 (recipient)
    • 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 (recipient)
    • 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 (recipient)

    Student Choice Award

    • Patricia Riley, Faculty of Health Sciences (recipient)

    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 (recipient)
    • 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 (recipient)
    • 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 (recipient)
    • Ololade Sanusi, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (recipient)
    • 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 (recipient)
    • 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 (recipient)
    • 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 (recipient, class smaller than 150 students)
    • Amin Ibrahim, Associate Teaching Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (recipient, class larger than 150 students)

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

     

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