Graduate Students' Association Teaching Award

The University of Manitoba Graduate Students' Association (UMGSA) invites nominations for an annual teaching award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.  The purpose of the award is to recognize those individuals who have made, in the estimate of their graduate students, a significant contribution to their teaching profession, in the capacity of either an instructor or thesis supervisor. 

To access the nominations form, please visit the UMGSA Awards page.


NOTE:Registered students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies are not eligible for this award.

1. The award will include a cash prize of $200.00 ($100.00 provided by UMGSA, and $100.00 to be provided by the office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, who will be consulted for this contribution upon selection of a recipient) and a scroll commemorating the honour.  The scroll will be given at Fall Convocation during the following Academic Year.

2. Graduate Students are encouraged to nominate their thesis advisor, seminar or course instructor, or a faculty member with whom they have conducted research.  Nomination forms must be submitted to the Graduate Students' Association Office on or before March 31st.  Late forms will not be considered.

3. Nomination Forms must be complete to be considered, this includes:

  1. A separate nomination form should be used by each nominating student.
  2. Nominating student must either already hold a post-graduate degree or be currently registered in a program of studies leading to such a degree.
  3. Nominating students should have been registered at the University of Manitoba within the last five (5) years.
  4. Nominating students are encouraged to seek the support of other students who are familiar with the nominee.

4. To be eligible, the nominee should be an individual who has spent at least two years of his/her career as a member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba and who is currently engaged in such activities at the time of his/her nomination.  The nominee must be teaching graduate level courses at the time of nomination.

5. To assess professional expertise and performance, the nominees will be requested to submit:
  1. A curriculum vitae (including highlights of publications co-written with students)
  2. A list of graduate courses taught.
  3. A list of graduate student advisory committees of which the nominee is a member.

6. The Award Committee will be interested fundamentally in those instructors, supervisors and researchers who display a dedication to knowledge and sensitivity to their students. The name of the recipient will be forwarded to Council at the next meeting for  concurrence without debate.

7. The Chairperson of the Awards Committee will notify all candidates within five (5) working days of the Council meeting.