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David E. Hunt Award for Excellence in Graduate Education

This award was created as a tribute to Professor David Hunt on the occasion of his retirement from OISE, to honor his 50 years of university teaching, and in recognition of his exceptional contributions to graduate teaching. The award recognizes faculty members for sustained contributions to teaching, supervision and mentorship of students in graduate education inspiring students to reach excellence in scholarship and become successful professionals. Nominations will be assessed based on demonstrated ability to foster an enriching teaching and learning experience and impact on graduate students, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching and supervision at the graduate level.

Evidence of excellence in at least three of the following areas is required: 

  • Instruction (classroom, lab, virtual)
  • Supervision/mentoring of graduate students
  • Course design and/or curriculum development
  • Development of innovative teaching methods
  • Development of innovative educational materials
  • Leadership to improve teaching
  • How teaching informs the nominee’s research and how research impacts teaching practice
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in teaching
  • Commitment to professional growth and/or effective collaboration with colleagues and education partners


OISE faculty members holding continuing tenure stream or teaching stream appointments with more than two years of graduate teaching experience in OISE graduate programs (MA, MEd, PhD and EdD) other than teacher education programs. As a career achievement award, the David E. Hunt Award for Excellence in Graduate Education can only be awarded once; previous recipients are ineligible for nomination.

Nomination & Selection Process