Celebrating Teaching Excellence: Preparing an Award Nomination Package

Event Date & Time

  • August 24, 2023
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description


This event is part of the CTLT Summer Institute, taking place from August 21–25, 2023.

Celebrating teaching excellence involves rewarding excellent instructors and educational leaders with high-level recognition, including through nominations for international, national, provincial, and UBC-based awards. The strategy for nominations, however, can be murky and present a barrier for people self-nominating or nominating others. To demystify nominations for these top-tier awards, The Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology invites you to join a panel of award recipients and learn about the nomination and application process for the 3M National Teaching Fellowships, the D2L Collaborative Innovation Award, the West Coast Excellence Award, and the Killam Teaching Prize.

We invite all past nominees who are considering a re-submission and those who are interested in putting forward a nomination to attend this information session. You will have the opportunity to meet some of UBC’s teaching awardees and hear their experiences about how they prepared their nomination packages and what they identified as crucial to their successful nominations. Christina Hendricks and Elisa Baniassad will also be present to share support available from the Office of the Provost & VP Academic and from the CTLT.


  • Christina Hendricks (Moderator), Professor of Teaching, Philosophy, and Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Teaching and Learning pro tem
  • Elisa Baniassad, Associate Professor of Teaching, Computer Science, and Acting Academic Director, CTLT


  • Michael Lee, 2023 National 3M Teaching and Learning Fellow
  • Moberley Luger, 2023 Killam Teaching Prize Winner
  • Laura Bulk, 2022 D2L Innovation Award recipients
  • David Oliver, Chair of the Killam Teaching Prize Committee in Science
  • Celeste Leander, 2023 West Coast Teaching Excellence Award recipient