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Award for Teaching Excellence

The Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science commits to excellence in teaching and learning. The faculty's Award for Teaching Excellence recognizes and encourages:

  • outstanding instruction
  • curriculum development and innovation in the classroom and laboratories

Up to two awards are presented annually. Award winners' names are displayed on a permanent wall plaque near the dean's office and the winner receives a certificate. Winners are usually presented and citations read at fall convocation.

Nominations

Faculty, staff or students can nominate someone. Nominees:

  • must have at least 3 years' teaching experience within UVic's Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science
  • may be full-time or part-time
  • include tenured, untenured, teaching assistant professors and sessional faculty
  • include laboratory instructors involved in extensive teaching functions

The deadline for nominations is mid-May.

You can submit nominations at any time using the nomination form below. The selection committee meets in late May to consider all nominations.

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

Selection committee

The teaching award selection committee consists of:

  • the 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 gets nominated for an award, the associate dean (undergraduate programs) will chair the committee.

2022 recipient

Dr. Tara Troy
civil engineering

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 and computer engineering
2007 Dr. David Sinton
mechanical engineering
2006 Dr. Brad Buckham
mechanical engineering
2004 Dr. Fayez Gebali
electrical and computer engineering
2003 Ms. Mary Sanseverino
computer science
2002 Dr. Aaron Gulliver
electrical and computer engineering
2001 Dr. Dale Olesky
computer science
2000 Dr. Kin Li
electrical and computer engineering