President's Teaching Award

University of Toronto

Founded in 2006, the President’s Teaching Award (PTA) is the highest honour for teaching at the University of Toronto. The PTA recognizes sustained and ongoing excellence in three interrelated areas:

  • Educational Leadership
  • Teaching Excellence 
  • Educational Innovation

Across all three of these categories, nominees are expected to demonstrate a commitment to principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Winners of the PTA receive an annual professional development allowance of $10,000 for five years. In addition to this monetary prize, recipients of a President’s Teaching Award are also designated by the University as a member of the Teaching Academy for a minimum period of five years. Through their activities and participation within the Teaching Academy community, these educators play a prominent role in increasing the profile of the University’s commitment to high quality learning and teaching.

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President's Teaching Award