Desire2Learn (D2L) Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award

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Type : External Teaching Award / Fellowship

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The D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning recognizes and celebrates excellence in collaborative teaching and learning in post-secondary education. While educators are encouraged to cultivate collaborative approaches to student learning, they must also be encouraged and supported to engage in collaborative teaching.

The Award is open to groups of two or more individuals, at least one of whom must be currently teaching, regardless of discipline or level of appointment. Unique among the STLHE awards is that the D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning is international and open to applicants from all countries; however, applications will only be accepted in French or English. Candidates do not need to be members of STLHE to apply.

Approval for Nomination: No specific institutional approval required, however best practice is to vet the team’s nomination through the Department or Division Head, and then inform the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation who can in turn inform the Provost’s Office.

Timeline for Preparation:

  • September: nominators select candidate teams and seek approval from Department/Division
  • October – February: prepare and finalize nomination package

If you’re interested in applying for the D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning, please reach out to the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation for a consultation.

Previous Recipients

Obidimma Ezezika, Health & Society, University of Toronto Scarborough, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Melody Neumann, Cell and Systems Biology, Faculty of Arts & Science

Elaine Khoo, Centre for Teaching & Learning, University of Toronto Scarborough


  1. Applications are invited with a demonstrable record of innovation(s) in areas including pedagogical approaches, teaching methods, course design, curriculum development, assessment methods, and various tools or technologies that enhance learning and have had a significant impact. Award recipients are expected to attend the annual STLHE conference and present a poster.


February of each year


Please connect with the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation to schedule a consultation.