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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.


Nominations for the 2025 Faculty Excellence Awards will open in the Fall 2024 semester.


Congratulations to the 2024 Faculty Excellence Awards recipients

Distinguished Faculty Award

Excellence in Scholarly Teaching, Service and Scholarship Award
Dr. Rachael Pettigrew

Teaching and Learning Awards

Innovative Pedagogies Award
Dr. Giuliana Harvey
Lavinia Moldovan

Leadership in Teaching and Learning Award
Dr. Nadine Van Wyk

Teaching Excellence in Lifelong Learning Award
John Morgan
Kristi Spencer

Research Recognition Awards

Emerging Scholar Award
Dr. Breda Eubank
Dr. Celeste Pang

Undergraduate Research Supervision Award
Dr. Jeella Acedo

Research and Scholarship Excellence Award
Dr. Matthew McLarnon
Dr. Jill Parnell


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.



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



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



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