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.