Nomination Process (CI)

How to be nominated: 

Nominations for the CI award must come directly from the department and need to be organized by a supporting faculty member. If a student would like to nominate their graduate student CI, they should contact their department. 

A nomination file is opened for a candidate when the following materials have been received: 

  • 1 Online Nomination Form: This form should be completed and submitted by the department.  
  • 1 Letter of Nomination from an appointed faculty member: It must be a faculty member who has direct experience with the nominee and knowledge of the nominee’s teaching activities, either through directly supervising their teaching or observing them in the classroom. The letter must address the selection criteria and should speak to any significant or innovative contributions the nominee made to the development of the course. This letter should also identify whether the nominee has been teaching existing courses in the department, has had the opportunity to develop courses from scratch, or has significantly revised/redesigned existing courses. 
  • 1 Letter of Nomination from a former student: The letter should address the selection criteria and speaks to the nominee’s impact the CI has had on the nominee’s learning. Where possible, the student can identify any significant or innovative contributions the nominee made to the course. IMPORTANT: letters from current students of the Course Instructor CI are not permitted; letters of nomination must be from former students. 

Additional letters may be provided by non-appointed faculty (e.g. Sessional Lecturers, CLTAs or Post-Doctoral instructors), by fellow CIs, or by additional studentsHowever, but the above requirements must be met for the nomination to go forward. 

The TATP will contact CI nominees for additional supporting documentation if the candidate is shortlisted for the award.   

Nominations should be EMAILED to: 


Nominations Open: November 20, 2020

Nominations Close: February 26, 2021 at end of day (5:00p.m.)

Short List Announced: March 19, 2021

Supporting Material Due: April 9, 2021 at end of day (5:00p.m.)

Winners Announced: April 30, 2021