Faculty Awards

There are four faculty awards that may be given each year:  Robin Badgely Teaching Excellence Award – Early Stage; Robin Badgely Teaching Excellence Award – Open;  John Hastings Service Excellence Award; Anthony Miller Research Excellence Award.

To nominate a faculty member, complete the nomination form, including the rationale for your nomination, and send to the Faculty Affairs Office. Note that the deadline to nominate a faculty member for the 2016-17 academic years is May 12, 2017.

Below are links to the nomination form and to descriptions of each award.

Faculty Awards Nomination form

The Robin Badgley Awards for Teaching Excellence in Public Health Sciences

These awards honour Professor Robin Badgley and his commitment to graduate education. We wish to recognize the outstanding contributions of faculty to the training and experience of students in our graduate programs, in all aspects of teaching, from the direction or teaching of a course, leading a seminar, supervising theses or practicum experiences to acting as a mentor to students in a particular program or stream. Effective teachers in our School have shaped the thinking of a generation of public health professionals and researchers, and the Robin Badgley Awards recognize the teaching excellence and dedication to students of exemplary faculty.

Up to two awards may be given in each year: the early stage award is to recognize promise in faculty that are still within five years of their faculty appointment; and the open award for all eligible faculty.

Eligibility:

All faculty with SGS appointments in the DLSPH’s Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences are eligible to receive this award. The Early Stage award is restricted to teachers in the early stages of their career and within five years of their academic appointment at the DLSPH.

Criteria:

The committee deciding the award will consider qualities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Commitment, as evidenced by: quantity of teaching, range of teaching environments, accessibility to students, research and publication in education
  • Excellence in communication skills
  • Stimulation of critical, independent and analytical thinking in students, and support for organizing their own learning
  • Ability to organize material and emphasize principles
  • Stimulation of interest in and enthusiasm for the subject
  • Innovative, creative and experimental teaching methods
  • Contribution as a role model, whether as a researcher, practitioner or both.

The John Hastings Award for Excellence in Service to the University and the Community

This award is designated in honour of Dr. John Hastings and his commitment to excellence in the service of the University and the community. We wish to recognize the outstanding contributions of faculty to the University, as well as to the development of professional practice in community health and in the service of the community. It is proposed that for the purposes of this award, excellence in service to the University be considered a minimum requirement for nomination, with contributions to a discipline or profession and to the community being seen as additional strengths. A balance between contributions in service, teaching and research will be favoured, though clearly excellence in service will be a prerequisite.

Eligibility:

Nominations will be accepted for all faculty with current (or past) SGS appointments in the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences, and/or with a primary appointment at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

Criteria:

The committee deciding the award will consider qualities including, but not limited to, a combination of the following:

  • exemplary professional practice in the candidate’s profession,
  • leadership in a profession (and thus evidence of recognition and importance in one’s field),
  • leadership and support in a professional capacity in community settings,
  • demonstrated passion, sense of mission, and dedication to a community health-related cause,
  • high level of social responsibility, and commitment to social justice,
  • leadership, innovation and excellence in the application of knowledge to practice,
  • strong acceptance by the professional community,
  • service on major task forces and have a significant impact on the future of community health or other segments of the university,
  • the development of a new program, unit, centre, or institute,
  • administrative service during times of major transition,
  • leadership in the service of teaching (e.g., development of innovative methods, leadership in curriculum renewal, recognized scholarship in health science education),
  • leadership in the review, administration and dissemination of research (e.g., journal editor, establishment of academic centre of excellence or renowned research unit/centre or program, leadership in research council, commitment to dissemination of scientific findings, leadership in translating research findings into public policy and/or public health/medical practice, and/or community settings).

The Anthony Miller Award For Excellence in Research in Public Health Sciences

This award is designated in honour of Dr. Anthony Miller and his commitment to excellence in research. We wish to recognize the outstanding contributions to research of faculty in the Graduate Department of Community Health.

Eligibility:

Nominations will be accepted for all faculty with current (or past) SGS appointments in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

Criteria:

The committee deciding the award will consider qualities including, but not limited to, a combination of the following:

  • The development of specific new areas of scientific inquiry,
  • Recognized, significant contribution to knowledge in a particular field of inquiry
  • Pioneering new methods of analysis, models of processes under investigation, or theoretical perspectives that are subsequently widely acclaimed,
  • Candidate’s work is widely cited in the literature as “definitive”, “classic” or “important” studies in their field of inquiry,
  • Commitment to the dissemination of research findings and their application in community and practice settings.

Staff Awards

To nominate a staff member, complete the nomination form, including the rationale for your nomination, and send to Robin Hurst. Note that the deadline to nominate a staff member for the 2016-17 academic years is May 12, 2017.

Staff Awards Nomination form

Outstanding Admistrative Staff Award

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health employs more than 75 administrative, research and technical staff, all of whom contribute greatly to the Schools vision, mission and values. They support our students, help to recruit and retain our faculty, service our research and maintain and improve the vast infrastructure upon which our academic enterprise relies.  The Outstanding Administrative Staff Award honours staff whose work and dedication have helped to make the Dalla Lana School of Public Health the celebrated Faculty that it is today.

Outstanding Research Staff Award

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health employs more than 75 administrative, research and technical staff, all of whom contribute greatly to the Schools vision, mission and values. They support our students, help to recruit and retain our faculty, service our research and maintain and improve the vast infrastructure upon which our academic enterprise relies.  The Outstanding Research Staff Award honours staff whose work and dedication have helped to make the Dalla Lana School of Public Health the celebrated Faculty that it is today.

View Previous Award Recipients (by year)