Nominate a Design Educator from Eastern Canada for 2020

Deadline for RGD's Design Educators Award for Eastern Canada: June 26, 2020 


RGD is thrilled to open up the call for nominations for RGD's Canadian Design Educators Award of Excellence to honour an educator from Eastern Canada who has made outstanding contributions to student development and pedagogical research. (The winner of our 2020 Educator Award for Western Canada is Aidan Rowe.)


These contributions include: implementation of unique approaches to course or curriculum development, dissemination of critical pedagogical research, mentoring of colleagues, mentoring of students, collaboration and/or exceptional service.


One Award will be presented for an Educator from Western Canada and one Award will be presented to an Educator from Eastern Canada. 


The Design Educator Award of Excellence is an opportunity for RGD to celebrate the dedication of design educators at both university and college levels. Nominations can come from both faculty and students to highlight the breadth and significance of faculty influence. Nominees should have a proven history of teaching effectiveness. Either the Nominee or the Nominator must be a professional Member of RGD, SDGQ or GDC.




Evaluation criteria

Focus: The nominee demonstrates a focus in one or more areas of specialization including critical pedagogy, curriculum development, student support, mentoring of colleagues and/or students, collaboration and/or exceptional service.

Community and collaboration: The nominee demonstrates active contribution to the building of a more cohesive design community — collaborating institutionally, locally or on a broader scale.

Contribution: The nominee demonstrates active contribution to the advancement of design pedagogy and/or practice.

Support: The nominee demonstrates exceptional support for students and/or colleagues.

Curriculum: The nominee demonstrates dedication to the development/enhancement of curriculum that is inclusive and relevant to a quickly evolving program of study.