Established in 1993, the awards highlight the value the Faculty places on excellence in teaching. Recipients are selected based on nominations by peers and students.
For almost 20 years at the University of Toronto, Charlie Keil has made — and continues to make — a profound impression on generations of students. The letters from students in support of his nomination were filled with admiration. Some note his sophisticated understanding of film, others his clarity and precision. One student simply called him the “best professor I’ve ever had at U of T.” Keil has also played a significant role in advancing the discipline of cinema studies itself at U of T. In addition to being a great teacher, Keil is known as a generous mentor to less experienced colleagues.