Faculty of Law
Faculty members and academics
Numerous faculty members - full-time, adjunct and sessional - have received awards recognizing their dedication to teaching, student learning and to the provisional of institutional supports for that work.
Each year, the Students' Union collects nominations from undergraduates for outstanding instructors for Teaching Excellence Awards from each undergraduate faculty. Winners are chosen for their ability to communicate broad and accurate knowledge of the subject matter, as well as self-confidence, ability to create enthusiasm, success at challenging students, ability to cultivate creative thinking, availability for consultation outside of class and the fairness and consistency of their grading.
Since the inception of the awards in the mid-80s, several law professors have been honoured:
Non-exclusive criteria for the annual Howard Tidswell Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence include teaching excellence in a defined period, prolonged high-level teaching performance, teaching methodology and contribution to curriculum.
Recipients of this generous award include:
The W.K. Moore Award is presented annually to a distinguished individual who has made a substantial contribution and has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the law school. The Honorable William Kenneth Moore, C.M., LL.D, Q.C, passed away on March 31, 2016.
The Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) selected Professor Jennifer Koshan as the recipient of the 2013 CALT Prize for Academic Excellence. The prize honours exceptional contributions to research and law teaching by a Canadian law teacher in mid-career. The selection committee assesses candidates on quality of teaching, creation of new courses and research in relation to law reform or other legal matters. Read the UToday story about Jennifer's award.
In 2006, Professor Chris Levy was made a member of the Order of the University of Calgary, recognizing his exemplary and distinguished service over three decades to both campus and the community. Chris retired in 2011.
Professor Nicholas Rafferty delivered the University's third annual Lecture of Lifetime in 2010. The event, presented by the University of Calgary Senate, and sponsored by the University of Calgary Alumni, the Calgary Jewish Community Council and the Ismailia Community, acknowledges and showcases one faculty member with a long record of exceptional teaching at U of C. Once a year, a professor is invited to give a public lecture about the most important lessons he or she has learned.