Faculty Teaching Awards

Arts & Humanities Teaching Excellence Award

Full- Time
2015: Anthony Skelton
2009: Dennis Klimchuk

Part- Time
2017: Jennifer Epp
2016: Ryan Robb


Faculty Scholars Award

The Faculty Scholars Award recognize the significant achievements in teaching or research. The recipients are considered all-around scholars and will hold the title of Faculty Scholar for two years and receive $7,000 each year for scholarly activities.

2020: Chris Smeenk; Philosophy
2018: Corey Dyck; Philosophy
2016: Carolyn McLeod; Philosophy
2011: Tracy Isaacs; Philosophy, Women's Studies and Feminist Research
2009: Helen Fielding; Philosophy, Women's Studies and Feminist Research


The Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching was established to recognize continuing members of full-time faculty (appointed either as Limited Term or Tenured) at Western and at its Affiliated University Colleges. 

2002-03: John Thorp
1998-99: Lorne Falkenstein


The Marilyn Robinson Award for Excellence in Teaching

Established in 1996-97, the Award for Excellence in Teaching was established to be awarded based on evidence of outstanding contributions in the area of classroom, laboratory or clinical instruction. The award was later named after Physiology professor and Educational Development Office coordinator Marilyn Robinson, who became captivated with the idea of exciting students by means of active learning and problem-solving.

2007-08: Chris Viger


Western University's Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Western University's Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching is co-presented by The University Student's Council and Western's Alumni Association to provide support and recognition for the innovative teaching methods and techniques demonstrated by Western's finest faculty members.

2008-09: Carolyn McLeod