Centre for Teaching and Learning Student Service Excellence Award (CTLSSEA)

Award Overview
The Centre for Teaching and Learning Student Service Excellence Award (CTLSSEA) recognizes students for exceptional service to CTL, exemplified by leadership, contributions over time, support of student peers through collaboration and teamwork – with demonstrated empathy, consideration, reliability and responsibility. Nominations of students who model the campus vision of Inclusive Excellence are particularly welcome. Students who have worked and/or volunteered for a sustained period of time at the Centre for Teaching and Learning will be considered. One prize per year will be awarded.
The prize consists of:

  • $250;
  • a certificate of recognition;
  • an announcement in CTL communications vehicles;
  • an invitation to participate in CTL events to discuss how students and faculty can collaborate with the centre.

Eligibility Criteria
Nominee must:

  • be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at UTSC;
  • have completed 10 credits by the end of the Winter semester;
  • be nominated by a U of T community member, including staff, faculty, alumni or student. We encourage students who have participated in CTL peer programs to nominate students currently working or volunteering at CTL;
  • not be a prior recipient of this award;
  • have volunteered and/or worked at CTL for a minimum of two terms or one academic year. This service is to have taken place within the past two years, and service can be in a combination of CTL programs.

Nominator must detail:

  • examples of service, and how they relate to the nominee’s abilities in leadership and service. See examples of abilities in “Important Notes,” below;
  • how the nominee’s service improved the quality of experience for students on campus;
  • the nominee’s commitment to fostering a sense of community at U of T through empathy, consideration, reliability and an inclusive approach to working with others;
  • how the nominee has actively promoted equity, diversity and inclusivity in student life and within the U of T community.

Important Notes

  • Only CTL-related service will be considered.
  • The value and impact of the student’s contributions, rather than title of position, will be emphasized.
  • Leadership in the support of others, with emphasis on collaboration and teamwork, alongside demonstrated persistence, empathy, consideration, reliability and responsibility are of absolute importance, as are inclusivity as practice/approach and “leading from within.”

Nomination Package
The nomination package consists of:

  • the nomination form, which can be found here;
  • supporting letter by the nominator (maximum of 250 words);
  • student statement (include the date range and nature of work with CTL and ideas of leadership and peer learning; maximum of 250 words);
  • resumé.

Submission Process

  • All nomination packages must be received by Friday, May 14, at 5 p.m.
  • Submit completed nomination package) to Stacey Gibson at stacey.gibson@utoronto.ca.
  • If you have questions, contact stacey.gibson@utoronto.ca.
  • The CTL Director’s Advisory Committee will consider the nominations and provide a recommendation to the director for a final decision. All nominees will be notified of the outcome of their nomination. The director will contact the winner by June 30.