Teaching, Research and Service Awards

Robson Hall Awards:

 

The Barney Sneiderman Award for Teaching Excellence
The Barney Sneiderman Award for Teaching Excellence, appropriately named in memory of a much loved teacher of law at Robson Hall, will recognize one person each year for excellence in teaching practice. The award was created and the fund started by Barney Sneiderman’s friends and family. Through the generosity of Justice of the Supreme Court, Marshall Rothstein, and his commitment to excellence in teaching, the award was granted for the first time in our centennial year.

2017 – Professor Virginia Torrie
2016 – Professor Gerald Heckman
2015 – Professor Bryan Schwartz, and Sessional Instructor Eleanor Wiebe


The Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence for Sessional Instructors (Practicing Professionals)
The Dean’a Award for Teaching Excellence for Sessional Instructors serves to recognize and celebrate a Sessional Instructor’s contributions to teaching at the Faculty of Law.
The Faculty of Law places great value on excellence in teaching. Many students and alumni recall, vividly and fondly, instructors of the past and present. This award is an important opportunity for members of the Faculty’s community to publicly support and recognize our excellent teachers.

2017 – Sessional Instructor Dan Torbiak
2016 – Sessional Instructor John Neufeld


University of Manitoba Awards:

 

Olive Beatrice Stanton Award for Excellence in Teaching
First offered in 1968, the Olive Beatrice Stanton Award for Excellence in Teaching is presented annually at May convocation. This award recognizes an outstanding University of Manitoba educator who has demonstrated continuing teaching excellence and who made contributions to advancing teaching and learning at the University of Manitoba.

2016 – Professor Gerald Heckman
1996 – Professor Lee Stuesser
1994 – Professor Cliff Edwards
1974 – Professor Jack R. London
1972 – Professor Gerald Nemiroff


Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Saunderson Award for Excellence in Teaching
First offered in 1971, the Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Saunderson Award for Excellence in Teaching is presented annually at May convocation to an outstanding teacher. This award recognizes an outstanding University of Manitoba educator who has demonstrated continuing teaching excellence and who made contributions to advancing teaching and learning at both the U of M and at the national or international level.

2015 – Professor Karen Busby
1979 – Professor Phillip H. Osborne
1977 – Professor C. Gordon Dilts


Students’ Teacher Recognition Award (CATL)
This award gives outstanding graduating students the opportunity to honour those teachers who have made important contributions to their education. Recognizing that academic growth and development occurs over many years, the outstanding student is asked to recognize two teachers; one from Kindergarten to Grade 12 years and one from their years at The University of Manitoba. Each student speaks about the impact their honoured teachers have made on their lives.

2017 – Professor Jennifer L. Schulz
2016 – Professor Mary Shariff
2015 – Professor Jennifer L. Schulz
2014 – Professor Phillip H. Osborne
2013 – Professor Evaristus Oshionebo
2012 – Professor Darcy MacPherson
2011 – Professor David Deutscher
2010 – Professor Gerald Heckman


University of Manitoba Annual Outreach Award
Each year, the University of Manitoba honours both support and academic staff who have been active in outreach activities, particularly during the previous year, through presentation of sterling silver pins bearing the outreach logo.  An annual reception is held in late fall to recognize the winners.

2014/2015 – Professor Brenda Gunn
2010/2011 – Professor Darcy MacPherson
2009/2010 – Professor Karen Busby
2004/2005 – Professor Debra Parkes
1994/1995 – Professor Karen Busby
1993/1994 – Professor Barney Sneiderman
1990/1991 – Professor Bryan Schwartz
1979 – 1980 – Professor E. A. Braid


University of Manitoba Rh Award

2016 – Professor Donn Short (Social Sciences)
1992 – Professor Wesley Pue
1988 – Professor Bryan Schwartz
1981 – Professor Alvin Esau
1975 – Professor Dale Gibson
1973 – Professor John Sharp


University of Manitoba Merit Awards

2015 – Professor Brenda Gunn
2014 – Professor Donn Short
2013 – Professor Donn Short


Manitoba Bar Association Awards:

 

Isabel Ross MacLean Hunt Award (MBA)
The Isabel Ross MacLean Hunt Award celebrates a Manitoba CBA member whose contributions as a role model for women lawyers deserves special recognition. It is one of eight MBA Recognition Awards, honouring colleagues who demonstrate excellence and commitment to the law, the legal profession and the community at large.

2014 – Professor Lorna Turnbull


Access to Justice Award (MBA)
The Access to Justice Award recognizes an MBA member for outstanding pro bono legal services or outstanding contributions on the issue of access to justice. It is one of eight MBA Recognition Awards, honouring colleagues who demonstrate excellence and commitment to the law, the legal profession and the community at large.

2015 – Instructor Sarah Lugtig


Community Involvement Award (MBA)
The Community Involvement Award recognizes a Manitoba CBA member who has enhanced the image of the Association, the legal profession and/or the justice system through involvement in non-legal public service in the preceding year. It is one of eight MBA Recognition Awards, honouring colleagues who demonstrate excellence and commitment to the law, the legal profession and the community at large.

2014 – Sessional Instructor K. Eleanor Wiebe, Q.C.


Council Member Award (MBA)
The Council Member Award honours a Manitoba CBA member of Council whose contribution to the Association and its goals is particularly noteworthy. It is one of eight MBA Recognition Awards, honouring colleagues who demonstrate excellence and commitment to the law, the legal profession and the community at large.

2008 – Sessional Instructor Melanie Bueckert
2005 – Sessional Instructor Robert Dawson
2004 – Sessional Instructor Annette Horst


Equality Award (MBA)
The Equality Award recognizes a Manitoba CBA member whose actions have contributed to the promotion of equality within the legal profession. It is one of eight MBA Recognition Awards, honouring colleagues who demonstrate excellence and commitment to the law, the legal profession and the community at large.

2010 – Instructor Sarah Lugtig
2007 – Professor Debra Parkes


Headnotes and Footnotes Award (MBA)
This award recognizes a Manitoba CBA member for outstanding contribution to our newsletter, Headnotes & Footnotes, in the past year. It is one of eight MBA Recognition Awards, honouring colleagues who demonstrate excellence and commitment to the law, the legal profession and the community at large.

2010 – Sessional Instructor Robert Dawson


President’s Award of Excellence (MBA)
The President’s Award of Excellence recognizes, honours and celebrates a Manitoba CBA member for extraordinary contribution to the Association and its goals, in any manner in the preceding year. It is one of eight MBA Recognition Awards, honouring colleagues who demonstrate excellence and commitment to the law, the legal profession and the community at large.

2004 – Sessional Instructor Robert Dawson


Pro Bono Award (MBA)
The Pro Bono Award is part of the Pro Bono Public Interest Law Project, a unique joint venture between the Manitoba Bar Association and the Public Interest Law Centre (PILC). Launched in 1996, the Project encourages lawyers and law firms to donate professional time or funds to enhance access to public interest legal services in Manitoba.  Yearly, PILC makes a recommendation to the Executive Committee regarding the recipient of the Pro Bono Award.

2015 – Professor Aimée Craft
2009 – Sessional Instructor Robert Dawson
2005 – Professor Karen Busby


Other Awards:

 

Q Hall of Fame
Q Hall of Fame recognizes individuals for their significant contributions to the struggle for human rights and equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) Canadians.

2011 – Professor Karen Busby


YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Award
The YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Award recognizes the talent, achievement, imagination and innovation of Manitoban women who have made a unique and exemplary contribution to the development of others and to their community.

2007 – Professor Karen Busby (Business and Professions)


Canadian Bar Association’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity “Hero” Award 
The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community Forum (SOGIC) awards recognize excellence within the Canadian legal profession in advancing the cause of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and two-spirited (LGBTT) people.

2004 – Professor Karen Busby


Lambda Magic Community Changer Award
In 1993 the Lambda Business and Professional Club of Winnipeg sponsored the first MAGIC awards. MAGIC stands for Manitoba Achievement (in the) Gay Community, with ‘involvement’ squeezed in to make the name “Magic”. The MAGIC awards recognized the significant contribution that certain members of the community make toward our well-being, advancement and image in the community.

2002 – Professor Karen Busby


UOIT Award of Teaching Excellence in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

2015 – Assistant Professor Bruce Curran


Lionel J. McGowan Award for Excellence in Dispute Resolution

2015 – Professor Jennifer L. Schulz


University of Windsor’s  Faculty of Law Professor of the Year Award

2002 – Professor Jennifer L. Schulz


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