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Provost's Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Education


Submission Deadline:

  • February 15


  • Nominators can be: Students, alumni, staff, faculty, departments, or colleges are eligible to nominate a candidate.
  • Nominations and supporting materials: limited to 15 pages.
    • Normally, a nomination would include a two-page letter of nomination plus a three-page abbreviated cv, a statement of teaching philosophy, three to five letters of support—at least three of which should be from peers (faculty, colleagues, instructors or department heads)—and a summary of student evaluations (commentary or data, such as SEEQ profiles).
    • Page limit does not include cover page and table of contents.

About the Award

The Provost's Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Education annually recognizes an outstanding teacher who makes an exceptional contribution to Aboriginal Learning at the University of Saskatchewan. Three avenues to demonstrating success in Aboriginal Education include; teaching Aboriginal students, teaching about Aboriginal  perspectives and providing leadership in Aboriginal education.

  • The recipient will receive an award of $1,000 to be used to support a project or scholarship in teaching and learning. The award will be transferred to a University of Saskatchewan account. Please note that in order to hold the award funding, the recipient must be employed by the University.
  • One award will be made annually and the recipient will be recognized at a Celebration of Teaching hosted by the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness.

Eligibility and Selection

All faculty, sessional lecturers or staff members employed on a full-time or continuing part-time basis by the University are eligible. As a condition of receiving the award, the recipients will be asked to make a public presentation organized by the Gwenna Moss Centre on their work in teaching and learning.

Selection Committee

Nominations, shall be forwarded to the Gwenna Moss Centre. A selection committee composed of the Director of the GMCTE, past Provost's teaching award recipients, and a student representative will review nominations and select a recipient.

The award will be presented to an individual who demonstrates (click to expand):

Evidence of outstanding teaching to Aboriginal students
  • excellent overall teaching quality in courses as determined by students and peers
  • evidence of sustained commitment to Aboriginal teaching and learning initiatives over a number of years
  • evidence of excellent teaching at the undergraduate level, and at the graduate level where possible.
  • evidence of excellent graduate student supervision and mentorship of Aboriginal students where possible.
Evidence of leadership in Aboriginal education
  • the production of high quality peer-reviewed scholarly contributions related to Aboriginal teaching or learning
  • contributions to the promotion, mentorship and/or development of Aboriginal teaching in their peers and junior colleagues.
  • activity related to the design xor development of an innovative strategy, course, or program of study
  • evidence of ongoing professional development in teaching
Past Recipients