2022 CHA's Teaching Prizes

Published on December 21, 2021

This annual prize seeks to recognize post-secondary instructors teaching in any geographical, thematic, or temporal field in historical studies who have a record of excellence in emphasizing student engagement with primary sources in their courses in effective, critical, sustained, and, possibly, innovative ways. Effective teaching about the question of primary sources and how people today should contend with them are the central aspects of this award.

Call for submissions: 

The CHA Teaching and Learning Committee is pleased to call for submissions for its teaching awards that honour excellence in teaching with an emphasis on the use of primary sources. These unique post-secondary teaching awards for history instructors recognize the importance of teaching across departments and universities and respond to CHA members that have supported a greater recognition of teaching and learning among members. 

We are happy to announce that nominations for the CHA Teaching Awards are open until 31 March, 2022. These awards will be announced at the Annual Meeting of the CHA that will be online this year. The committee is also grateful to the CHA Council that has added a monetary prize of $250 for each prize to the winners.

FOUR (4) winners will be chosen: two in the category of “Early or Alternative Career”: one in Canadian history and one in other than Canadian history and two in “Open Career State”: one in Canadian and one in other than Canadian history.

These awards are open to any post-secondary instructor teaching in any geographical, thematic, or temporal field in historical studies who has a record of excellence in emphasizing student engagement with primary sources in their courses. A recognition of teaching extends beyond full-time faculty and is open to all members who teach history. These awards are not just for Canadianists, not just people teaching courses in and for history departments. The deadline for applications is 31 March, 2022 and specific details can be found below and on the CHA Prizes website

The CHA Teaching and Learning Committee once again congratulates the 2021 CHA Teaching Awards winners

Mary Chaktsiris (Early or Alternative Career, Canadian history)

Mairi Cowan (Open Career State, other than Canadian history)

Also the winner of the 2020-2021 OCUFA Teaching Award! Read more about her teaching at the CHA Teaching & Learning Blog!

Gordon Barker (honourable mention, Open Career State, other than Canadian history).

Please consider applying or bringing this to the attention of a colleague who you think deserves to be recognized for their teaching excellence. 

More details about the CHA’s Teaching Awards

These annual prizes seek to recognize post-secondary instructors teaching in any geographical, thematic, or temporal field in historical studies who have a record of excellence in emphasizing student engagement with primary sources in their courses in effective, critical, sustained, and, possibly, innovative ways. Effective teaching about the question of primary sources and how people today should contend with them are the central aspects of this award. 

Category 1) Early or Alternative Career Award (one in Canadian history and one in other than Canadian history)

Nomination packages may include (this list is not exhaustive or mandatory, just meant to offer examples):

Adjudication criteria:

Nomination packages can be up to 15 pages long, exclusive of syllabi and the nomination cover page, and must be submitted as a single pdf file. Packages should be emailed to teachingblog@cha-shc.ca.   

The due date for packages to be received is 31 March 2022. Winners will be announced at the 2022 CHA Annual Meeting. 

Category 2) Open Career State Awards (one in Canadian history and one in other than Canadian history)

Nomination packages may include (this list is not exhaustive or mandatory, just meant to offer examples):

Adjudication criteria:

Nomination packages can be up to 25 pages long, exclusive of syllabi and the nomination cover page, and must be submitted as a single pdf file. Packages should be emailed to teachingblog@cha-shc.ca.   

The due date for packages to be received is 31 March 2022. Winners will be announced at the 2022 CHA Annual Meeting.

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