CI Teaching Excellence Award

2023 CI Teaching Excellence Award Winner

Leanne Toshiko Simpson, OISE

2023 Shortlisted Candidates

Peter Serles, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Sabeen Kazmi, Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies
Storm Jeffers, Sociology
Zachariah Black, Political Science

If a student would like to nominate their graduate student Course Instructor, they should speak to their department.

In 2015, the TATP launched the first-ever TATP award specifically for graduate student Course Instructors! This award recognizes one graduate student whose outstanding work as a sole-responsibility Course Instructor shows evidence of educational leadership, meaningful contributions to course and curriculum development, and impact on student learning.

In each award year (May 1 – April 29), one Course Instructor Award will be offered. The successful candidate will receive a monetary award and a certificate. All shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the University of Toronto’s annual Teaching & Learning Symposium. The Symposium, hosted by the University President, is a full-day event showcasing innovative teaching research and effective teaching practices, and is an event reserved for U of T faculty members, librarians and appointed staff. The shortlisted candidates will participate as Special Guests.

Preference will be given to Course Instructors who have held more than one appointment.


Nominations Open: November 18, 2022

Nominations Close: February 24, 2023 at end of day (5:00p.m.)

Short List Announced: March 22, 2023

Supporting Material Due: April 12, 2023 at end of day (5:00p.m.)

Winners Announced: April 28, 2023