Jaye Fredrickson Award for Teaching Excellence

The Jaye Fredrickson Award for Teaching Excellence is the highest teaching award offered at NorQuest College. The peer-nominated award upholds our mission and values by honouring teaching excellence. Award recipients must demonstrate a record of professional competence in teaching exemplified by these actions:

  • Engaging learners through exemplary facilitation
  • Supporting learners through advocacy
  • Utilizing innovative pedagogical approaches
  • Developing learning-centred curriculum materials
  • Employing fair evaluation
  • Demonstrating scholarship

Named for NorQuest College’s former vice president of academic, the Jaye Fredrickson Award for Teaching Excellence was established to honour the legacy of teaching excellence that Fredrickson inspired. It honours an individual who engages learners through exemplary facilitation, supports them through advocacy and utilizes innovative approaches to education.

2015 recipient: Amy Abe

Shanna Rowney receives the 2014 aye Fredrickson Award for Teaching Excellence

Amy Abe is NorQuest College’s winner of the 2015 Jaye Fredrickson Award for Teaching Excellence.

The long-time NorQuest language training instructor in the Faculty of Faculty of Foundational, Career, and Intercultural Studies has been described as a master at her profession by her peers. She was presented with the honour at the college’s annual Faculty Jamboree on November 18.

Read more about why Amy won this year’s award

2014 recipient: Shanna Rowney

Shanna Rowney receives the 2014 aye Fredrickson Award for Teaching Excellence

NorQuest College's top teaching honour for 2014 was awarded to Shanna Rowney.

Rowney's teaching lessons are exciting and student-centred. Through her use of relevant educational technology, and careful curriculum design, the courses she teaches are exemplary.

Read more about why Shanna received the college's top teaching honour.

2013 recipient: Tracy Topolnitsky

NorQuest College foundational & intercultural studies instructor Tracy Topolnitsky is the 2013 recipient for the Jaye Fredrickson Award for Teaching Excellence. An instructor at NorQuest College for eight years, Topolnitsky thrives when learning and practicing educational technologies and their pedagogical uses. She always tries to find ways to incorporate trendy and fun technology into almost everything she does including her personal life, professional development, teaching practices and student assignments. She believes the Internet and web-based applications are tools that generate interest, engagement and attention.

Read more about Tracy Topolnitsky's award-winning year.