For the past 21 years, McGill’s Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching (PPET) has recognized excellence in teaching, as well as the importance of teaching to students’ academic experience. The Prize also recognizes instructors’ commitment to enhancing their students’ understanding of the link between teaching and research, be it in the classroom or a clinical setting. Course Lecturers, Faculty Lecturers, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, and Full Professors in any Faculty at McGill are eligible for the award.
2021 PPET recipients
The PPET is awarded annually at Fall convocation. This year’s recipients are Donald Kennedy, Giulia Alberini, Maureen Rose, Signy Sheldon, Juan Serpa, and Lawrence Chen. Read their reflections on teaching in The McGill Reporter.
External teaching awards
If you’re interested in nominating a colleague for a teaching award and don’t want to wait for the next call for PPET nominations, you may be interested to know that a list of external teaching awards is available. This list on the TLS website, in an Excel spreadsheet, allows for easy searching, such as by discipline or submission deadline. You can explore awards for both individuals and teams that are relevant to you and your colleagues. (Some awards allow for self-nomination.) Share this information with anyone who may be interested in nominating an outstanding McGill instructor!
Associate Director, Faculty and Teaching Development, and Senior Academic Associate, at McGill's Teaching and Learning Services; former Senior Faculty Lecturer at the McGill Writing Centre; area of specialization: Second Language Education; loves teaching and learning!
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