2022 Students’ Union Teaching Excellence Awards Winners

April 21, 2022  |   Found in News

Calgary – The Students’ Union (SU) announced yesterday the professors, instructors, and teaching assistants being honoured through the SU’s annual Teaching Excellence Awards (TEA). Awards and honourable mentions are being given to 39 exceptional members of the university community who have demonstrated their commitment to student success over the past academic year. The list of awardees includes two Hall of Fame inductees as well.

The annual TEA is the SU’s campus-wide recognition program giving undergraduate students the chance to honour and thank those instructors, professors, and teaching assistants who have supported and made a lasting and positive impression on their students. Students determine all nominees and winners.

“This year was, once again, a challenging one for students who moved back and forth between online and in-person delivery and faced many other COVID-related challenges,” said Renzo Pereyra, SU Vice President Academic. “It has also been challenging for all those who teach. The educators being honoured have prioritized students and committed to go above and beyond through very difficult circumstances. I would like to extend my congratulations to all those nominated this year.”

This year, the SU received 790 nominations and shortlisted 115 educators. Award winners will receive an Apple Award and a framed certificate. The SU will also donate $5,000 to the Taylor Centre for Teaching & Learning in recognition of the contributions made by the award winners.

The SU has been honouring teaching excellence at UCalgary since 1975, with the current format of TEA beginning in 1984. From the start, the awards were intended to give undergradaute students the opportunity to provide feedback on the quality of the university instruction they receive.

 

For more information about the SU TEA program, please visit www.su.ucalgary.ca/TEA. The 2021/22 TEA Winner’s gallery can be found here.

 

The complete list of award winners and honourable mentions is available on the next page.

 

Inquiries may be directed to:

Mike Brown
External Communications Specialist
Michael.brown1@ucalgary.ca
Cell: 403-560-0577

 

Hall of Fame Award winners Guido van Marle (left) and Carol A. Gibbons Kroeker (Photo: Getsey Boyd)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Excellence Award Winners

Cumming School of Medicine Jacques Rizkallah
Faculty of Arts Eleonora Buonocore
Faculty of Arts Brandy Callahan
Faculty of Arts Paul Meunier
Faculty of Arts Ruth Spivak
Faculty of Kinesiology Ryan Peters
Faculty of Law Lisa Silver
Faculty of Nursing Heather Bensler
Faculty of Science Erik Chan
Faculty of Science Jonathan Hudson
Faculty of Science Jerrod M. Smith
Faculty of Social Work Kerrie Moore
Haskayne School of Business Brent Snider
Haskayne School of Business Dr. Michael Wright
Schulich School of Engineering Kunal Karan
Schulich School of Engineering Qi Zhou
Werklund School of Education Catherine Burwell

 

Teaching Assistant Winners

Mannat Bansal
Graham Blyth
Tanisha Henry
Milanpreet Kaur
Omid Khajehdehi
Loïc Million
Kim Mikael Caldez Pasamonte
Steven William Sparksman
Ricky Tran
David Turnbull

 

Honourable Mention Award

Joy Camarao
Dr. Nadia Delanoy
Meysam Fereidouni
Rachel Friedman
Michael Holden
George Iskander
Joe Kadi
Janet Carmen Leahy
David Sigler
Gail Zuk

 

Hall of Fame Awards

Carol A. Gibbons Kroeker
Guido van Marle