Contribution to Teaching Award

The Contribution to Teaching Award (CTA) is a student nominated award that recognizes instructors who have demonstrated high levels of teaching performance at Lakehead University. Up to six awards are given each year.

Recipients will be publicly recognized at Senate and receive a monetary award of $100.00 each.

Nominations can be made by any Lakehead University student. Submissions have now closed for the 2014 Contribution to Teaching Award.

Who's Eligible

All Lakehead University full-time faculty and contract lecturers are eligible for the award, except for past award winners within the last three years (see list below) or faculty that are currently members of the Senate Teaching and Learning Committee, which include:

  • Dr. Joan Chambers
  • Dr. Monica Flegel
  • Dr. Les Fleischer
  • Dr. Patrick Gain
  • Dr. Nancy Luckai
  • Dr. Christopher Murray
  • Dr. Jane Nicholas
  • Dr. Jerry Phillips

We encourage students to nominate any instructor (including ineligible ones) they think worthy of this award. Although ineligible instructors cannot win the award, nominating them is still worthwhile as it provides recognition of their commitment to teaching excellence and evidence of their teaching performance, which can be used by them in annual reports to their deans, position applications, and so on.

Past Winners

  • Dr. Zubairu Wai (2013) - Political Science
  • Dr. Daniel Hannah (2012) - English
  • Dr. Mary Louise Hill (2012) - Geology
  • Dr. Richard Khoury (2012) - Software Engineering
  • Dr. Linda Rodenburg (2012) - Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Dr. Mirella Stroink (2012) - Psychology
  • Dr. Adam Van Tuyl (2012) - Mathematical Sciences
  • Dr. Leonard Hutchison (2011) - Natural Resources Management
  • Dr. Rupert Klein (2011) - Psychology
  • Dr. Tony Puddephatt (2011) - Sociology

  • Dr. David Richards (2011) - Business Administration
  • Mr. Randy Wilkie (2011) - Education
  • Dr. Monica Flegel (2010) - English

  • Dr. Timothy Kaiser (2010) - Interdisciplinary Studies and Anthropology
  • Dr. Camillo Lento (2010) - Business Administration
  • Dr. Jane Nicholas (2010) - History
  • Dr. Jennifer Roth (2010) - Women's Studies

  • Charles Xu (2010) - Chemical Engineering
  • Mr. Kevin Cleghorn (2009) - Political Science
  • Dr. James Gellert (2009) - English

  • Dr. Harvey Lemelin (2009) - ORPT

  • Dr. Reg Horne (2009) - Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Dr. Chander Shahi (2009) - Natural Resources Management
  • Dr. Rachel Warburton (2009) - English
  • Dr. Jason Blahuta (2008) Philosophy
  • Dr. Lisa Korteweg (2008) - Education
  • Dr. Timothy Hardie (2008) Business Administration
  • Dr. Randle Nelsen (2008) - Sociology
  • Dr. Adam Van Tuyl (2008) - Mathematical Sciences
  • Dr. Philip Allingham (2007) - Education
  • Dr. Douglas Ivison (2007) - English

  • Dr. Wayne Melville (2007) - Education

  • Prof. Donald Napierala (2007) - Education
  • Dr. Seth Agbo (2006) - Education
  • Dr. Sabah Mohammed (2006) - Computer Science

  • Dr. Marie-Noelle Rinne (2006) - Languages
  • Dr. Batia Stolar (2006) - English
  • Dr. Mendi Zahaf (2006) - Business Administration
  • Dr. Michael Zettek (2006) - Education 
  • Dr. Serajul Islam (2005) - Political Science
  • Dr. Ruby Farrell (2005) - Indigenous Learning
  • Dr. Abdelhamid Tayebi (2005) - Electrical Engineering
  • Dr. Lori Chambers (2004) - Women’s Studies
  • Dr. Walter Epp (2004) - Education
  • Dr. Jinan Fiaidi (2004) - Computer Science
  • Dr. Janice Hughes (2004) - Biology
  • Dr. David Kemp (2004) - Geography
  • Dr. Mohammad Nasir Uddin (2004) - Electrical Engineering
  • Prof. Karen Poole (2004) - Nursing
  • Dr. Keith Brownlee (2003) - Social Work
  • Dr. Anthony Lariviere (2003) - Philosophy
  • Prof. Alexa McKinnon (2003) - Education
  • Dr. Bruce Muirhead (2003) - History
  • Dr. Roger Delaney (2002) - Social Work
  • Dr. Lada Malek (2002) - Biology
  • Prof. Kevin Ride (2002) - Forestry & the Forest Environment
  • Prof. Susan Sajna-Hebert (2002) - Psychology
  • Dr. Gillian Siddall (2002) - English
  • Dr. Adam Van Tuyl (2002) - Mathematical Sciences
  • Dr. Ann Kajander (2001) - Mathematical Sciences
  • Prof. Cindy Soldon (2001) - English
  • Dr. Michael Stones (2001) - Psychology
  • Prof. Susan Tiura (2001) - English
  • Dr. Brian Lorch (1998) - Geography
  • Prof. Alain Nabarra (1998) - Languages
  • Dr. Randle Nelson (1998) Sociology
  • Dr. Raoul Ruiperez (1998) - Sociology
  • Prof. Pat Warywoda (1998) - English
  • Dr. K.C. Yang (1998) - Forestry & the Forest Environment
  • Ms. Donna Newhouse (1997) - Biology
  • Dr. G. O’Bireck (1996) - Sociology
  • Prof. D. Mazmanian (1996) - Psychology
  • Dr. Miao (1996) - Mathematical Sciences
  • Prof. S. Sajna-Hebert (1996) - Psychology
  • Prof. T. Stevens (1996) - Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism
  • Dr. Julie Zhou (1996) - Mathematical Sciences
  • Dr. Aris Carastathis (1995) - Music
  • Dr. Scott Hamilton (1995) - Anthropology
  • Dr. Dan Klassen (1995) - Education
  • Dr. Doug West (1995) - Political Science
  • Dr. K. Natarajan (1994) - Engineering
  • Dr. Kim Fedderson (1993) - English
  • Dr. Jim Haines (1993) - Education
  • Dr. Jeanette Lynes (1993) - English
  • Dr. Darlene Steven (1993) - Nursing
  • Dr. Rick Freitag (1992) - Biology
  • Prof. Alain Nabarra (1992) - Languages
  • Prof. Pam Wakewich (1992) - Women’s Studies
  • Prof. Ken Allan (1991) - Psychology
  • Dr. Jim Haines (1991) - Education
  • Prof. Lillian Hoffman  (1991) - Nursing
  • Dr. Azim Malik (1991) - Biology
  • Dr. Kit Minor (1991) - English
  • Dr. Don Power (1991) - Education
  • Dr. Doug Alexander (1990) - Business Administration
  • Dr. M.H. Khan (1990)
  • Dr. Brian O’Connor (1990) - Psychology
  • Dr. M. Sellick (1990) - Social Work
  • Prof. Pat Warywoda (1990) - English
  • Dr. M. Zettek (1990) - Education