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Faculty Excellence Awards
Recognizing outstanding contributions to teaching, research, scholarship and service.


The Faculty Excellence Awards recognize the exemplary achievements of Mount Royal faculty. These annual awards honor excellence in scholarly teaching, service and scholarship across three categories: Distinguished Faculty Awards, Teaching and Learning Awards, and Research Recognition Awards. Please visit each of the award pages below for detailed information on their respective criteria, nomination and application processes. 

The Faculty Excellence Celebration is a new annual awards event that recognizes the recipients of the Faculty Excellence Awards. 
This year, the Faculty Excellence Celebration event will be held on May 14, 2024.  


Distinguished Faculty Awards

Distinguished Faculty Awards celebrate outstanding performance by faculty in all aspects of their role and the ongoing enhancement of their teaching and/or scholarship. Recipients of this prestigious award demonstrate excellence in areas such as scholarly teaching, leadership in service, and/or significant accomplishments in scholarship.

 Nominations for the 2024 Distinguished Faculty Awards have closed. 



Teaching and Learning Awards

Teaching and Learning Awards are three new awards that recognize the exemplary efforts and commitment of our faculty to the art of teaching and learning:

  • Innovative Pedagogies Award
  • Leadership in Teaching and Learning Award
  • Teaching Excellence in Lifelong Learning Award

 Nominations for the 2024 Teaching and Learning Awards have closed. 



Research Recognition Awards

Research Recognition Awards celebrate full-time faculty members who are making extraordinary contributions to their respective academic/professional fields, students and communities through their scholarship. In 2024, three awards will recognize the outstanding achievements of Mount Royal scholars:

  • Emerging Scholar Award
  • Research and Scholarship Excellence
  • Undergraduate Research Supervision Award

 Nominations for the 2024 Research Recognition Awards have closed. 



The Faculty Excellence Awards are administered through Academic Affairs, as part of Mount Royal’s Celebrate U framework for employee rewards and recognition.