As you reflect on your time at King’s, has there been a professor who stood out and
made a difference in your education or your life?

At King’s, we are blessed with outstanding faculty who are dedicated, talented teachers as well as world class scholars. The King’s Award for Excellence in Teaching provides an opportunity each year to honour two faculty (one full-time and one part-time) who are exceptional. We welcome nominations and letters of support from our entire community - in particular our students - who wish to recognize the contribution of a faculty member to their King’s experience.


Marilyn MasonVice-Principal, Enrolment Services and Strategic Partnerships

Nominations are due by March 1, 2021

(A minimum of three nominations must be received for a nomination to be accepted)


First established for the academic year of 1995-1996, the award is based on evidence of continued contributions to the academic development of students. All instructors, full- or part-time, with academic teaching responsibilities at King’s are eligible to be nominated.

Two awards will be presented. One for a full-time instructor with a minimum of five years of teaching experience at King’s and a second for a part-time instructor with a minimum of three years of teaching experience at King’s.

The Award Selection Committee will be made up of the President of the King’s University College Student Council, the Principal and the Academic Dean (or chosen representatives), two student members of the Faculty Council, two Alumni, two Faculty members, one Professor Emeritus and the Vice-Principal, Enrolment Services and Strategic Partnerships.

Among the factors to be considered in selecting the recipient are: (1) classroom instruction (lectures, small groups, labs, etc.); (2) academic counselling, mentoring, tutoring, and advising of students; (3) course design; (4) curriculum development; (5) preparation of educational materials, (6) innovative teaching methods.

The recipient for full-time faculty in 2020 was Dr. Graham Broad, Associate Professor in History. The recipient for part-time faculty was Dr. Vidya Natarajan, Writing Program Coordinator and Professor of English Literature and Writing.

Selection Procedures

In addition to the Academic Excellence Award, the full-time recipient will have the opportunity to receive a cash award up to $900 and the honour of guest speaking at the annual Christopher Perrin Beatty Lecture, which takes place during the Student Awards Ceremony evening each winter. In the event that the full-time recipient is unavailable to fulfill this obligation, the committee will consider the part-time recipient for the cash award and lecture. This important lecture was established by the Beatty family to honour the memory of their son Christopher Beatty, a 2007 alumnus who passed away in 2008 at the age of 23.