Alumni Educator of the Year Award: Nominate Greatness

The Alumni Educator of the Year Award was created by the UBC Faculty of Education to recognize outstanding achievements by alumni who are making exceptional impacts in the lives of their students and learning communities.


Award Criteria

Nominees are individuals who have graduated from the UBC Faculty of Education with a Bachelor of Education, and/or master’s degree, and/or doctoral degree, and are currently working as educators in schools, educational institutions, and/or community organizations. They are individuals who have a record of outstanding teaching practice, which can include evidence of:

  • student engagement and empowerment;
  • incorporation of equity, diversity and inclusion into teaching; and/or
  • leadership within their school/organization and, if applicable, in the community.

Nominees must have a minimum of five years’ teaching experience. While previous award winners are not eligible, previous nominees may be re-nominated.

Letters and references of support can be included in the nomination package from students, parents, and/or colleagues. Nominators do not have to be alumni from UBC.

Questions? Please contact education.alumni@ubc.ca or (604) 827-2221

2021 Recipient

Erica Mohan MEd’03, PhD’10, Winner of 2021 UBC Faculty of Education Alumni Educator of the Year Award!

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2022 Nominations

Deadline: 11:59PM PST, March 31, 2022

Thank you for your interest in the 2022 Alumni Teacher of the Year Award. Nominations are now closed, but we encourage you to keep an eye out for next year's Alumni Teacher of the Year Award nominations.