OCAD U Teaching Excellence Awards

OCAD University's Teaching Excellence Awards recognize outstanding faculty and teaching assistants who inspire student learning, creativity and help students to make connections between the academic, personal and professional realms. OCAD U Teaching Awards include:

  • The Price Teaching Excellence Award
  • The Non-Tenured Teaching Excellence Award
  • Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards: Faculty of Art, Faculty of Design, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences & School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Graduate Studies
  • Teaching Assistant of the Year Award

OCAD University's BLG Faculty Equity Award is sponsored by Borden, Ladner & Gervais Law Firm. Information about this award can be found on the Vice-President, Academic and Provost's page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can submit a nomination?

All members of the OCAD U community are welcome to submit nominations or letters of support for a faculty member or TA for a Teaching Excellence award.  

Where can I find more information about each award?

Information on OCAD University's Teaching Awards can be found by clicking below:

How are award recipients recognized?

Winners receive a certificate of recognition and are publicly acknowledged at OCAD University's annual Celebration of Faculty event, which is traditionally held in April.

Is there a list of previous winners?

A comprehensive list of all OCAD U's Teaching Excellence Awards recipients is updated annually and posted here. 
View the Teaching Awards Recipients list (last updated June 14, 2018).

Call for Additional Support for 2019 Nominees

The call for additional support for the shortlisted nominees for the 2019 OCAD U Price and Non-tenured Awards and the Faculty Teaching Awards is now open.  Use this nominee support form to submit support for one of the nominees.

: Friday, March 1, 2019 by 11:59pm

The call for nominees for the Teaching Assistant Award has re-opened. To nominate a TA, use this nomination form.

: Monday, February 25, 2019 by 11:59pm

2019 Nominees Shortlist and Criteria

View the 2019 Teaching Awards Nominees shortlist and criteria.


  • January: The nominations received between late November and early December are used to create a shortlist (where necessary) for consideration of multiple awards by different award selection committees. 
  • February: (Shortlisted) Nominees are contacted and invited to submit an awards package to support their nomination. Workshops and individual consultations are available through the FCDC to support nominees.
  • March/April: Award selection committees review the nominees' awards packages and identify a recipient for 2019. In some cases, the selection committee may elect to acknowledge two recipients.
  • April/May: All nominees are invited to attend the Celebration of Faculty event hosted by the VPAP where the recipients of the 2019 Teaching Excellence Awards are announced.

Nomination Eligibility and Information

  • All faculty members and TAs who taught in Spring 2018, Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 were eligible for nomination
  • Nominations were encouraged to provide as much specific detail as possible
  • Nominators were also welcome to attach an (optional) letter of support of 1-2 pages to support their nominee