Faculty and staff awards

Award for Teaching Excellence

The Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science is committed to excellence in teaching and learning. The Award for Teaching Excellence has been established to recognize and encourage outstanding instruction, curriculum development and innovation in the classroom and laboratories.

Up to two awards will be presented annually. The names of the Award Winners will be displayed on a permanent wall plaque placed near the general office of the Dean of Engineering and Computer Science and a certificate provided to the winner. Winners are usually presented and citations read at Fall Convocation.

Selection committee

The Teaching Award Selection Committee consists of:

  • Dean of Engineering and Computer Science (committee Chair).
  • one faculty member from each department in the faculty appointed by the Dean;
  • two student representatives: one selected by the Engineering Student Society; one selected by the Computer Science Course Union;

In the event the Dean is nominated, the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs) will chair the committee.

Nomination procedure

Nominations may be initiated by faculty, staff or students. Nominees must have at least three years teaching experience within the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Victoria and may be full-time or part-time and include tenured, untenured, Teaching Assistant Professors and sessional faculty, as well as laboratory instructors who are involved in extensive teaching functions.

Nominations may be submitted at any time using the nomination form below. The Selection Committee will meet in late May to consider all new nominations received by the mid-May deadline.

Previous winners within the past six years of this award or of the University of Victoria Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching are not eligible.

Recipients

Year Faculty member Department
2021 Dr. Thomas Froese Civil Engineering
Dr. Ilamparithi Thirumarai Chelvan Electrical and Computer Engineering
2020 Dr. Mohsen Akbari Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Michael Adams Electrical and Computer Engineering
2019 Dr. Daniela Damian Computer Science
Dr. Min Sun Civil Engineering
2018 Dr. Ben Nadler Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Hong-Chuan Yang Electrical and Computer Engineering
2017 Dr. Margaret-Anne Storey Computer Science
Dr. Reuven Gordon Electrical and Computer Engineering
2016 Dr. Mantis Cheng Computer Science
2015 Dr. Bradley Buckham Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Alex Thomo Computer Science
2014 Dr. Bradley Buckham Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Stephanie Willerth Mechanical Engineering
2013 Dr. Yvonne Coady Computer Science
Dr. Curran Crawford Mechanical Engineering
2012 Dr. Amirali Baniasadi Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Yang Shi Mechanical Engineering
2011 Mr. Jason Corless Computer Science
Dr. Panajotis Agathoklis Electrical and Computer Engineering
2010 Dr. Daniel German Computer Science
Dr. Henning Struchtrup Mechanical Engineering
2009 Dr. Jens Bornemann Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Andrew Rowe Mechanical Engineering
2008 Dr. Ashoka Bhat Electrical & Computer Engineering
2007 Dr. David Sinton Mechanical Engineering
2006 Dr. Brad Buckham Mechanical Engineering
2004 Dr. Fayez Gebali Electrical & Computer Engineering
2003 Ms. Mary Sanseverino Computer Science
2002 Dr. Aaron Gulliver Electrical & Computer Engineering
2001 Dr. Dale Olesky Computer Science
2000 Dr. Kin Li Electrical & Computer Engineering

Staff Award for Outstanding Contributions

The Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science Staff Award for Outstanding Contributions has been established to recognize and honour outstanding dedication, resourcefulness, integrity, inspiration and service by individual staff members or teams of staff members who work within the faculty.

Up to two $1000 cash awards will be presented annually. Paper certificates will also be presented, and the names of the award winners will be displayed on a permanent wall plaque near the general office of the Dean of Engineering and Computer Science. Presentation of the awards will happen in December (at the Evening of Excellence / Winter Social).

Nomination

Nominations may be initiated by any member of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Nominees must be PEA or CUPE staff employed for at least three years full-time or part-time within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Victoria. Prior winners are not eligible.

Nomination letters should include a description of the nominee's contributions and attributes, eg:

  • resourcefulness and commitment to high standards;
  • responsibilities to students, faculty and/or staff;
  • dedication and high level of integrity;
  • dedication and inspiration to faculty and staff;

and are due the second week of November.

Selection

A Staff Award Selection Committee consisting of:

  • a staff representative from each department;
  • a staff representative from the Engineering Undergraduate Office or the Dean's Office;
  • the Dean / Associate Dean as committee chair (non-voting);

will meet during November, to consider all nominations received by the deadline, with decision and notification by the end of that month.

Presentation of the awards will happen in December (at the Evening of Excellence / Winter Social).

Recipients

Year Recipient Department
2020 Ashleigh Carlsen Electrical and Computer Engineering
Christine Doszeck Civil Engineering
Kavita Sharma Mechanical Engineering
ECE Technicians: Paul Fedrigo, Rob Fichtner, and Brent Sirna Electrical and Computer Engineering
Armando Tura Civil Engineering
2019 Cassandra Petrachenko Computer Science
Matthew Cormie Engineering Dean's Office
2018 Amy Issel Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sandra Makosinski and Mary-Anne Teo Engineering Dean's Office
2017 Barry Kent Mechanical Engineering
LeAnne Golinksy Engineering Undergraduate Office
2016 Minh Ly Mechanical Engineering
CSc Tech Team: Paul Stead, Robert Taylor, Kathryn Wilson, Tomas Bednar, and Glen McCloskey Computer Science
2015 Patrick Chang Mechanical Engineering
Wendy Beggs and Nancy Chan Computer Science
2014 Val Cross Engineering Undergraduate Office
Kevin Jones Electrical and Computer Engineering
2013 Erin Robinson Mechanical Engineering
Erik Laxdal Electrical and Computer Engineering

Alumni awards

For recipients of the Excellence in Teaching, Volunteer of the Year, and Distinguished Alumni awards, visit our alumni page.