President’s Teaching Award

Division : Division of the Vice-President and Provost

Type : Educational Leadership, Institutional Award

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The University-wide President’s Teaching Award (PTA) is the highest honour for teaching at the University of Toronto and recognizes sustained excellence in teaching and significant contributions in educational leadership. We encourage nominations of colleagues whose achievements are truly outstanding for this very special recognition by the University of Toronto (U of T).

President’s Teaching Award winners receive an annual professional development allowance of $10,000 for five years. Recipients of a President’s Teaching Award are also designated by the University as a member of the Teaching Academy for a minimum period of five years. Those wishing to continue participation in the Academy after this term may elect to do so.

Nominations are solicited through the Deans of Faculties who request submissions from within their divisions. The office of the Dean is responsible for the compilation of documentation.


  1. The PTA is open to any appointed faculty member – tenure stream, teaching stream or clinical faculty – at the University who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to teaching excellence as well as educational leadership at the institutional level or beyond. For this reason, faculty who are pre-promotion are not eligible. Please note this is not an end-of-career award – while nominations of senior faculty are most welcome, this award carries an expectation of active ongoing involvement with the Teaching Academy and is therefore not well-suited to faculty nearing or entering retirement.


Mid-March of each year


Provost's Awards