The University of Guelph has named eight inaugural recipients of the University Teaching Leadership Fellows (UTLF) awards.
Established in 2022, the UTLF program provides each Fellow with $30,000 over a three-year term. Recipients are granted time to complete a substantive project and to engage in their own professional development as educational leaders.
This year’s inaugural Fellows announced by the office of the provost and vice-president (academic) are as follows:
- Dr. Ruben Burga, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, Department of Management
- Dr. Ryan Clemmer, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Engineering
- Dr. Shoshanah Jacobs, College of Biological Science, Department of Integrative Biology
- Dr. Matthew LaGrone, Guelph-Humber, Liberal Studies, Department of History
- Dr. Kate Parizeau, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics
- Melanie Parlette-Stewart, McLaughlin Library, Learning and Curriculum Support
- Dr. Kathleen Rodenburg, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management
- Dr. Julie Vale, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Engineering
The Fellows are a distinguished and cross-disciplinary community of educators who engage in educational leadership, research, advocacy, networking, service and mentoring to promote educational excellence.
The recipients will lead and support teaching initiatives and promote college and institutional cultures of open discourse and critical reflection about teaching, learning and student success.
“We are proud to recognize, reward and celebrate the engaged and excellent individuals who have been selected as Fellows, and look forward to their contributions to advancing and promoting the value, status and recognition of teaching and learning at University of Guelph,” said Dr. Gwen Chapman, provost and vice-president (academic).