UBC Faculty of Education created the Alumni Educator of the Year Award in 2012 to recognize the outstanding achievements by our alumni who are making exceptional impacts in the lives of their students and learning communities.
Nominations are now open until March 31, 2023.
The Alumni Educator of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievements by UBC Faculty of Education alumni who are making exceptional impacts in the lives of their students and learning communities.
Nominees are UBC Faculty of Education graduates with a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, and who are currently working as educators in schools, educational institutions or community organizations. They are individuals who have a record of outstanding teaching practice, which can include evidence of the following:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (604) 827-2221.
2023 Nomination Form
Thank you for your interest in the 2023 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.
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Winners of the 2022 UBC Faculty of Education Alumni Educator of the Year Award! Read more.
2021: Erica Mohan, MEd’ 03, PhD’10
2020: Lynn Wainwright, BEd’ 95
2019: John Nanson, BEd ’02, MEd ’12
2018: Dr. David Beare, MA ’03, PhD ’12
2017: Bonnie Sutherland, BEd ’69, MEd ’83
2015: Dr. M.J. Moran, BEd ’90, MEd ’02, EdD ’08
2015: John David Nicks, BEd ’98, MEd ‘02
2014: Cheryl Sebastian, BEd ’80, Dip (Ed)’94
2014: Scott Ormiston, BEd ’82
2013: Harpreet Dhillon, BEd ’00, Dip (Ed)’06
2012: Justin Borsato, BHK’99, BEd ’00