AAU Coordinating Committee on Faculty Development

The AAU Coordinating Committee on Faculty Development was established at the direct request of the AAU Council. The first meeting was held in November 1989.

Aims/Objectives: The Committee facilitates teaching enhancement at AAU member institutions through promoting regional workshops, seminars and symposia on faculty development themes, and serving as a clearinghouse for faculty development information. The Committee established, and now serves as the selection committee for the AAU’s annual awards for excellence in teaching and educational leadership.

Officers/Terms of Office: Vice-Chair: Susan Joudrey, PhD., Dalhousie University

Membership: At least one person from each of the AAU member institutions, designated by the President to represent her/his institution.

Two surveys of teaching enhancement activities within AAU member institutions have also been conducted, the first in 1988 which led directly to the creation of the Committee; the second in 1994 which served to provide comparative data on progress made in teaching development over the intervening time.

Frequency of meetings: Meetings are held three times a year.

Other relevant information: In addition to the above-noted activities, the Committee produces on-line proceedings from an annual Teaching Showcase, hosted by one of the members. Also, in conjunction with each Showcase, the Committee brings together the most recent teaching award recipients from the various universities for a half-day retreat. A Distinguished Service Award has been established for former members who have made extraordinary and sustained contributions to the Committee and who have, by way of this service, contributed positively to faculty development in Atlantic Canada for a period of at least three years.

Jeffrey Banks 
Vice-Provost Teaching & Learning Excellence
Director, Open Acadia 
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

Terry MacDonald
Centre for Teaching & Learning
Cape Breton University
P.O. Box 5300
Sydney, NS B1P 6L2

Susan Joudrey – Vice-Chair
Senior Educational Developer (Curriculum)
Centre for Learning and Teaching
Killam Library
Dalhousie University
6225 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 4H2

Dr. Kim Myrick
Associate Director, Teaching and Learning
Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
ED 3000, G.A. Hickman Building
Memorial University
St. John’s, NL A1B 3X8

Martine Durier-Copp
Academic Dean
NSCAD University
5163 Duke Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3J6

Pierre-Yves Barbier
Professeur, Département d’enseignement au secondaire et des ressources humaines
Faculté des sciences de l’éducation
Université de Moncton
18, avenue Antonine-Maillet
Moncton, NB E1A 3E9

Toni Roberts 
Educational Technology Consultant 
Purdy Crawford Professor of Teaching and Learning 
Mount Allison University
62 York St.
Sackville, NB  E4L 1A6

Scott MacMillan
Acting Director, Teaching and Learning Centre
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS B3J 2M6

Caroline Purdy
Senior Teaching Associate, Mathematics and Statistics  
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3

Charlene Van Leeuwen
Coordinator, Teaching and Learning Centre
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4P3

Émir Delic
Vice-doyen intérimaire, Faculté des arts et des sciences, Immersion,
et Faculté des programmes professionnels
Université Sainte-Anne
1695 Main Street
Church Point, NS B0W 1M0

Angela M. (Angie) Kolen, 3M National Teaching Fellow
Coordinator, Teaching & Learning Centre
St. Francis Xavier University
P.O. Box 5000
Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5

Esther Enns
Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning and
Acting Dean of Education
Saint Mary’s University
923 Robie Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3C3

Erin Fredericks
Associate Professor, Sociology Department
St. Thomas University
51 Dineen Drive
Fredericton, NB  E3B 5G3

Sylvia Henry
Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
University of the West Indies
Cave Hill, Barbados

Nomination Guidelines:

  • AAU Award for Distinguished Teaching – English   French
  • AAU Anne Marie MacKinnon Educational Leadership Award – English   French

​(Nomination Guidelines updated December 2020)

Please click on the award recipient’s name to view the teaching award citation.

2022

Dr. Susan Andrews, Department of Religious Studies, Mount Allison University

Dr. Sandra Bell, Department of Humanities and Languages, University of New Brunswick – Saint John

2021

Professor Kate Krug, Department of L’nu, Political and Social Studies, Cape Breton University

Dr. Kailin Wright, Department of English, St. Francis Xavier University

2020

Not awarded due to COVID-19 pandemic

2019

Dr. Amanda DiPaolo, Human Rights Department, St. Thomas University
Dr. Martin Wielemaker, Faculty of Business, University of New Brunswick 

2018

Dr. Greg Doran, Department of English, University of Prince Edward Island
Dr. Geoff Rideout, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University

2017

Dr. Danny Dyer, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Memorial University
Dr. Andrew Parnaby, Department of Cultural and Creative Studies, Cape Breton University

2016

Dr. Maryanne Fisher, Department of Psychology, Saint Mary’s University
Dr. Benedict Newling, Department of Physics, University of New Brunswick

2015
Dr. Emin Civi, Department of Marketing, Univeristy of New Brunswick, Saint John
Dr. Gordon MacDonald, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Univeristy of Prince Edward Island

2014
Dr. Martin Kutnowski, Department of Fine Arts, St. Thomas University
Dr. Peter MacIntyre, Department of Psychology, Cape Breton University

2013
Dr. Bradley Cross, Department of History, St. Thomas University
Dr. Russell Wyeth, Department of Biology, St. Francis Xavier University

2012
Dr. Colin Laroque, Department of Geography and Environment, Mount Allison University
Dr. Neil Maltby, Gerald Schwartz School of Business, St. Francis Xavier University

2011
Dr. Rosemary Polegato, Department of Commerce, Mount Allison University
Dr. Maureen Volk, School of Music, Memorial University

2010
Dr. Diana Austin, Department of English, University of New Brunswick
Dr. Jane Magrath, Department of English, University of Prince Edward Island

2009
Dr. Etienne Côté, Department of Companion Animals, University of Prince Edward Island
Dr. Shelagh Crooks, Department of Philosophy, Saint Mary’s University

2008
Dr. Martin van Bommel, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, St. Francis Xavier University
Dr. Elizabeth Wells, Department of Music, Mount Allison University

2007
Dr. Edna Keeble, Department of Political Science, Saint Mary’s University
Dr. Angie Thompson, Department of Human Kinetics, St. Francis Xavier University

2006
Dr. TA Leoffler, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dr. Erin Steuter, Department of Sociology, Mount Allison University

2005
Dr. Stephen Coughlan, Faculty of Law, Dalhousie University
Dr. Peter J. Williams, Department of Physics, Acadia University

2004
Dr. Janet Hill, Department of English, Saint Mary’s University
Dr. Shirin Haque, Department of Physics, University of the West Indies

2003
Dr. James Stolzman, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University
Dr. Robert Lapp, Department of English, Mount Allison University

2002
Douglas Hunter, Department of Physics, St. Francis Xavier University
Katherine A. Frego, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick

2001
Brent MacLaine, Department of English, University of Prince Edward Island
Kim I. Mallalieu, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of the West Indies

2000
Robert Summerby-Murray, Department of Geography, Mount Allison University
Terry Wagar, Faculty of Commerce, Saint Mary’s University

1999
Cynthia Mathieson, Department of Psychology, Mount Saint Vincent University
David K. Cone, Department of Biology, Saint Mary’s University

1998
Timothy D. G. Lee, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, & Surgery, Dalhousie University
Blye W. Frank, Department of Education, Mount Saint Vincent University

1997
Roger Moore, Department of Romance Languages, St. Thomas University
Sampalli Srinivas, Faculty of Computer Science, DalTech, Dalhousie University

1996
Joan Conrod, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University

1995
Wayne MacKay, Faculty of Law, Dalhousie University

1994
Georg Gunther, Faculty of Mathematics, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook

1993
Maurice Tugwell, Department of Economics, Acadia University

1992
Michael Sherrick, Department of Psychology, Memorial University

1991
Alex Fancy, Department of French and Spanish

Please click on the award recipient’s name to view the teaching award citation.

2022

Dr. Fiona Black, Department of Religious Studies, Mount Allison University

2021

Dr. Magdalen Normandeau, Department of Physics, University of New Brunswick

2020

Not awarded due to COVID-19 pandemic

2019
Dr. Alison Thompson, Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University 

2018
Dr. Emin Civi, Faculty of Business, University of New Brunswick, Saint John 

2017
Dr. Anne Marie Ryan, Department of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University

2016
Dr. Matthias Bierenstiel, School of Science and Technology, Cape Breton University

2015
Dr. Dale Roach, Department of Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Saint John

2014
Dr. Ann Braithwaite, Department of Diversity and Social Justice, University of Prince Edward Island

2013
Dr. Stephanie Inglis, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Cape Breton University

2012
Dr. Heather Sparling, Department of History and Culture, Cape Breton University

2011
Dr. David Creelman, Department of Humanities and Language, University of New Brunswick

2010
Brenda Robertson, Department of Rec. Management and Kinesiology, Acadia University

2009
Ann Bigelow, Department of Psychology, St. Francis Xavier University

2008
Adam Sarty, Department of Astronomy and Physics, Saint Mary’s University

2007
Katheine Frego, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick

2006
Judith Scrimger, Department of Public Relations, Mount Saint Vincent University

2005
Wendy Shilton, Department of English, University of Prince Edward Island

2004
Jean Guthrie, Department of English, Memorial University of Newfoundland

2003
Susan Drain, Department of English, Mount Saint Vincent University

2002
Pierre Zundel, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick

2001
Karem Simon, Department of Music, University of Prince Edward Island

2000
Zoe Hayes, Department of Psychology, St. Francis Xavier University

1999
R. Allan Purdy, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University

1998
Russel A. Hunt, Department of English, St. Thomas University

1997
Gary Brooks, Department of Psychology, St. Francis Xavier University

1996
Andrew Robb, Department of History and Canadian Studies, University of Prince Edward Island

1995
David Rehorick, Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick

1994
Tom MacRae, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University

1993
Gordon Mason, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Brunswick

1992
Geraldine Thomas, Department of Modern Languages and Classics, Saint Mary’s University

1991
John Young, Department of Chemistry, Saint Mary’s University