D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning

About the Award

Established in 2012, the D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning, sponsored by D2L (Desire2Learn), celebrates and recognizes up to five post-secondary educators each year for their innovative approaches that promote student-centred teaching and learning.

Award recipients receive the following:

1) Up to $2,200.00 to offset the registration and travel costs to attend the Annual STLHE conference and an Award Recipients retreat the day before the conference

2) Two year membership in STLHE

3) Certificate of Recognition

Eligibility and Criteria

The D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning is open to all instructors currently teaching at a post-secondary institution, regardless of discipline, level, or term of appointment. Unique among the STLHE awards is that the D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning is international and open to applicants from all countries; however, applications will only be accepted in French or English. Candidates do not need to be members of STLHE to apply.

Please note that the D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning is for individual achievement. Teams of instructors will not be considered. STLHE encourages team-based teaching and learning approaches and initiatives through the Alan Blizzard Award.

Applications are invited from individuals with a demonstrable record of innovation(s) in areas including pedagogical approaches, teaching methods, course design, curriculum development, assessment methods, and various tools or technologies that enhance learning and have had a significant impact.

Award recipients are expected to attend the annual STLHE conference and an Award Recipients retreat which will be held the day before the conference.

Call for Applications/Deadline

STLHE and D2L  invite submissions for the 2020 D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning.

The deadline to submit an application package is Sunday, 19 January 2020, 11:59 P.M. Eastern to the URL:


D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning – Call For Nominations Poster

2020 D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning – Application Form

More about D2L

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For enquiries regarding the D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning, please contact the D2L Innovation Award Coordinator or the STLHE Awards Chair.

Previous Award Recipients

For quick reference, award recipients’ names are listed below by year. For detailed information about each recipient please view award recipients by year via the navigation menu at the left.

Fun Man Fung
Institute for Application of Learning Science and Technology/Department of Chemistry
National University of Singapore

John Nychka
Faculty of Engineering
University of Alberta

Eva Peisachovich
Faculty of Nursing
York University

Diane Salter
St. George’s University, Grenada

Anne Trepanier
School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies
Carleton University

Lyn Baldwin
Department of Biological Sciences
Thompson Rivers University

Bernard Charlin
Department of Surgery
Université de Montréal

Alec Couros
Faculty of Education
University of Regina

Stephen MacNeil
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Wilfrid Laurier University

Barbara Sinclair
Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing
Western University

Richard Ascough
School of Religion
Queen’s University

Steven Bednarski
Department of History
St. Jerome’s University in the University of Waterloo

Joe Kim
Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
McMaster University

Maria Parappilly
Department of Physics
Flinders University

Jesse Stewart
School for Studies in Art and Culture
Carleton University

Carol Hulls
Continuing Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
University of Waterloo

David Hutchison
Professor, Faculty of Education and Faculty of Humanities
Brock University

Jason Pearson
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of Prince Edward Island

Peter Sankoff
Professor, Faculty of Law
University of Alberta

Matthew Schnurr
Associate Professor, Department of International Development Studies
Dalhousie University

Professor Peggy Hartwick
Instructor, School of Applied Linguistics and Language Studies
Carleton University

Professor John Kleefeld
Assistant Professor, College of Law
University of Saskatchewan

Professor Veronika Mogyorody
Academic Architectural Advisor, Visual Arts and the Built Environment
University of Windsor

Professor Diane Reddy
Professor, Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Professor Aleksandra Zecevic
Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences
Western University

Dr. Christopher Buddle
Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resource Sciences
McGill University

Dr. Brent Mainprize
Teaching Professor, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
University of Victoria

Dr. Marco Pollanen
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics
Trent University

Dr. Elaine Khoo
Senior Lecturer, English Language Development Centre
University of Toronto

Dr. Ken Van Rees
Professor, Department of Soil Science
University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Sandra Bassendowski
Professor, Nursing
University of Saskatchewan

Shawn Graham
Assistant Professor, History
Carleton University

Jacqueline Murray
Director, First-Year Seminar Program
University of Guelph

Dr. Trent Tucker
Anne Lockie and Frederic Promoli Professor, Transformational Learning
University of Guelph

Ellen Zweibel
Professor, Law
University of Ottawa

Tetyana Antimirova
Associate Professor, Department of Physics
Ryerson University

Alison Flynn
Science Lecturer, Department of Chemistry
University of Ottawa

Joe Shapter
Dean, Flinders University
School of Chemical and Physical Sciences

Robert Sproule
Lecturer, School of Accounting and Finance
University of Waterloo

Jay Wilson
Assistant Professor, College of Education
University of Saskatchewan