The Waterloo Engineering Society is excited to support two awards for engineering faculty members at the University of Waterloo.

Our priorities are to recognize staff members, lecturers, professors, lab instructors and other faculty who advocate on behalf of students and go above and beyond in the support of the success of students

 Friend of the Society Award

The award recognizes a faculty/staff member (this includes TAs and lab instructors) from the faculty of Engineering for their contributions to improving the mental health of their students.

More specifically, the award recognizes an instructor who has:

  1. Advocating on behalf of students to eliminate elements that have a negative effects of student mental health
  2. Showing a long-term commitment and vested interest to the betterment of student mental health
  3. Taking action to directly improve the mental health of students

The Engineering Society “Friend of the Society” Award committee accepts nominations for outstanding Waterloo Engineering Faculty and Staff Members every term!

One honouree is selected per term for the Engineering Society “Friend of the Society” Award and their names are added to the plaque found in the CPH foyer.

This committee then goes on to put together packages to nominate faculty and staff members for Faculty and University-wide awards.

Nominations can be submitted through the nomination form and all questions should be emailed to friendaward@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca or alternatively vpstudentlife@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca

Teaching Excellence Award

The award recognizes a teacher (professors, lecturers, or laboratory instructors) from the faculty of Engineering for their contributions to ensuring academic success for their students.

More specifically, the award recognizes an instructor who has:

  1. Employed non-conventional teaching techniques
  2. Allowed opportunities for experiential learning
  3. Showed a commitment and dedication towards ensuring academic success for students

The Engineering Society Teaching Excellence Award committee accepts nominations for outstanding Waterloo Engineering Instructors every term!

One honouree is selected per term for the Engineering Society Teaching Excellence Award and their names are added to the plaque found in the CPH foyer.

This committee then goes on to put together packages to nominate professors, lecturers and laboratory instructors for Faculty and University-wide awards.

Nominations can be submitted through the nomination form and all questions should be emailed to teachingaward@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca or alternatively vpacademic@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca.

Friend of Natalie Award

Natalie was a passionate advocate and supporter of mental health at UW who devoted much of her time to improving and expanding the mental health resources available to undergraduate students. The initial creation of this award in Winter 2018 was a direct result of her initiative (Winter 2018 Council Meeting 5, Meeting Minutes)

The faculty/staff member should have demonstrated one or more of the following qualities: Advocated on behalf of students to eliminate elements that have a negative effects of student mental health; Showing a long-term commitment and vested interest to the betterment of student mental health; and/or Taking action to directly improve the mental health of students.

Please note the instructor must be a faculty member or staff of the Engineering Faculty (This does not include most MATH or PHYS faculty/staff members). Nominations are due on October 31st at 11:59pm. Nominations for this award can be submitted at this form.

Teaching Excellence Award Winners

TermWinner
S20Nachiket Kapre (ECE)
W20Anne Allen (CIVIL)
F19Hassan Baaj (CIVIL)
S19Dr. Mohammed Nassar (ECE)
W19Dr. Pendar Mahmoudi (CHE)
F18James Craig (ENVE)
S18Mary Robinson (EUGO)
W18Carol Hulls (MECH)
F17Dr. Igor Ivkovic (SYDE)
S17Dr. Matthew James Borland (SYDE)
W17Dr. Eline Boghaert (CHE)
F16Christopher Kohar (MECH)
S16Dr. Rania Al-Hammoud (CIVIL)
W16Dr. Derek Wright (ECE)
F15Dr. Vincent Gaudet (ECE)
S15Dr. Ehab F. El-Saadany (MECH)
W15Dr. Jeffrey S. West (CIVIL)
F14Dr. David Brush (CIVIL)

Friend of the Society Award Winners

Term Winner
S20 David Mather (MME)
W20 Sam Vandekerckhove (MME)
F19 Patrick Lam (ECE)
S19 Dr. Carolyn McGregor (SYDE)
W19 Denise Mueller (CHE)
F18 David Brush (CIVIL)
Founding Recipient David Bell (ECE)
Founding_Recipient Bill Owen (TRON)
Founding Recipient Gordon Stubley (TRON)

This form is to nominate an instructor (professors, lecturers or laboratory instructors) for the EngSoc Teaching Excellence Award! Show your support and appreciation for your amazing instructors by nominating them here!

This form is NOT for TAs (if you have a TA you would like to nominate a TA for an award, check out the Sandford Fleming TA Awards).

The instructor should have demonstrated one or more of the following qualities:
1. Employed non-conventional teaching techniques
2. Allowed opportunities for experiential learning
3. Showed a commitment and dedication towards ensuring academic success for our students

Please note the instructor must be a faculty member or staff of the Engineering Faculty (This does not include most MATH or PHYS instructors). Nominations are due on October 31st at 11:59pm.

Nominations for this award can be submitted here.