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Provost Awards for Excellence in Teaching Design and Practice

The Provost Awards for Excellence in Teaching Design and Practice are intended to recognize faculty at Vancouver Island University (VIU) for excellence in teaching. The Awards celebrate and promote innovations in the design and practice of teaching. Award recipients become leaders who can then share their innovative approaches to teaching.   

Nomination Process

  1. The Provost Office will circulate a notice about the awards and call for nominations typically at the beginning of the year, identifying a deadline for nomination packages.
  2. The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL) is available for information, resources, and support in preparing the application package.
  3. All application packages will be submitted in digital format and submitted to the Provost Office through The Provost Office will acknowledge receipt of packages via electronic Memo to Nominators, and will forward all packages in electronic format to the Selection Committee.
  4. The Selection Committee will make its determinations and advise the Nominator of each successful applicant, typically by mid-to-late spring. The Provost Office will then formally notify Nominators and the relevant Dean.
  5. After receiving acknowledgement from the recipient, the Provost Office will make a formal announcement confirming the successful recipients.
  6. The Provost Office will make arrangements for the recipient to be honoured at an annual recognition event.

Congratulations to the Following 2023 Award Recipients

Award: Established Educator Award

Recipient: Tanya Assaf, WEST Program (Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation)

Tanya Assaf

Recipient: Dr. Katharine Rollwagen, History (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Dr. Katharine Rollwagen

Award: Early Career Award

Recipient: Dr. Yoichi Mukai, Modern Languages Studies (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Dr. Yoichi Mukai

Recipient: Christine Quist, Horticulture (Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology)      

Christine Quist