WW Wood Award

The Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD) has established the W.W. Wood Awards for “Excellence in Dental Education” to commemorate Dr. Bill Wood whose academic career exemplified dedication to research, teaching and service.

The Award

One ACFD “W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education” will be awarded each year, in each Canadian Faculty of Dentistry, to a full or part-time faculty member who has completed at least three years of teaching in a Canadian Faculty of Dentistry. The recipient will receive a certificate from ACFD.

 Nomination and Procedures

  • Requests for nomination will be solicited in January of each year by each ACFD Faculty Committee through appropriate local means.
  • Nominations can be made by students, alumni or other faculty members. Nomination should include at least three independent letters of support referring to the criteria outlined below. In addition, where available, student course evaluations, peer and expert evaluations and any related course or teaching documents should be submitted with the application.
  • By March 1st, the Chair of the ACFD Faculty Committee will consolidate all nominations and refer the list of nominees, together with all supporting documentation to the ACFD Faculty Committee.
  • The ACFD Faculty Committee will review the qualifications of all nominees using the criteria and identify a short list of candidates who deserve final consideration.
  • The ACFD Faculty Committee may gather additional information such as:
    • auditing classes of each of the finalists;
    • interviewing students of the nominees;
    • interviewing Department Chairs or Deans about the nominees;
    • having external experts audit classes of nominees;
    • surveying alumni feedback on the nominees.
  • The ACFD Faculty Committee will review the qualifications of each finalist (including the additional evaluation and information gathered) and select the award winner.
  • The Chair of the ACFD Faculty Committee will forward the name and resume of the award winner to the ACFD Council and the Dean of the Faculty by March 31st of each year.
  • An award will be presented at each Faculty annually, if a candidate is selected by the ACFD Faculty Committee. A Faculty member may win this award only once in any ten year period.
Criteria:

Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching through course instructional evaluation results, letters of reference and other documentation. Some or all of the following criteria shall apply.

The faculty member should:

  1. demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of his/her subject area;
  2. be habitually well prepared for teaching sessions, be they lectures, laboratories, seminars, tutorials or clinics;
  3. demonstrate enthusiasm for the subject and the capacity to arouse interest in it among the students;
  4. encourage student participation in the teaching/learning process;
  5. set high standards of student involvement and performance and successfully motivate students to attain such standards;
  6. communicate effectively with students at appropriate levels;
  7. utilize methods of evaluation of student performance which assess the higher levels of knowledge acquisition;
  8. be accessible to students outside of class hours and provide for reasonable access by all;
  9. be recognized as a superior teacher by students and colleagues; and,
  10. Candidates should demonstrate Leadership in Dental Education.

Some or all of the following criteria shall apply.

The faculty members should have:

  1. completed teaching improvement courses or other activities to enhance teaching skills;
  2. participated at the Department or Faculty level on education or teaching/learning committees.

 Announcement of Award Recipients

This shall be published in the ACFD web site.

 Presentation of Awards

The presentation of the award will be left to the discretion of the ACFD Faculty Committee.

 Past Recipients

2017 Prakki, Anuradha
Greenwald, Susan
Mello, Isabel
Black, Nancy
University of Toronto
McGill University
Dalhousie University
University of British Columbia
2016 Clark, Bob
Lagravere, Manuel
Kishen, Anil
Ciaburro, Hugo
Christie, John
Wilson, Timothy
McGill University
University of Alberta
University of Toronto
Université de Montréal
Dalhousie University
Western University
2015 Malkinson, Samuel Lyon
Tam, Laura
Durand, Robert
Senior, Anthea
Cochrane, Linda
Darling, Mark
McGill University
University of Toronto
Université de Montréal
University of Alberta
Dalhousie University
Western University
2014 Torneck, Calvin
Cleghorn, Blaine
Kauzman, Adel
Marino, Faleh Tamimi
Garcia Fulle de Owen, Marissa
Ibarra, Marcela
University of Toronto
Dalhousie University
Université de Montréal
McGill University
University of British Columbia
Western University
2013 Kano, Bassel
Gerrow, Jack
Friedman, Shimon
Compton, Sharon
Dao, Tran Volong
Al-Osman, Abdulrahman
Kanji, Zul
McGill University
Dalhousie University
University of Toronto
University of Alberta
Université de Montréal
Western University
University of British Columbia
2012 Cox, John
Siqueira, Walter
Chmielewski, Witold
Rossoff, Larry
Drummond, John
Dalhousie University
University of Western Ontario
Universite Laval
University of British Columbia
McGill University
2011 Almeida, Fernanda
Ganatra, Seema
Anderson, Ross
Ferrier, Stephen
University of British Columbia
University of Alberta
University of Dalhousie
University of Western Ontario
2010 Bastien, Rosaire
Ghannoum, Julien
Howell, Marianne
Raftus, Richard
Richardson, James
Mara, Tom
Université Laval
McGill University
University of Alberta
Dalhousie University
University of British Columbia
University of Western Ontario
2009 Avon, Sylvie Louise
Chauvin, Peter
Tax, Cara
Wyatt, Chris
Yu, Donald
Santos, Gildo
Université Laval
McGill University
Dalhousie University
University of British Columbia
University of Alberta
University of Western Ontario
2008 Gitzel, Barbara
Lessard, Eric
Knetchel, Mark
Pehowich, Dan
Saad, M. Najeeb
Whitney, Eli
Burgess, Karen
University of Alberta
McGill University
Dalhousie University
University of Alberta
University of Western Ontario
University of British Columbia
University of Toronto
2007 Flores-Mir, Carlos
Price, Richard
Sweet, David
Titley, Keith
Tran, Simon
University of Alberta
Dalhousie University
University of British Columbia
University of Toronto
McGill University
2006 Bryant, Ross
Cobban, Sandra
Lapointe, Henry
Retrouvey, Jean-Marc
University of British Columbia
University of Alberta
University of Western Ontario
McGill University
2005 Benhamou, Veronique
Birek, Catalena
Boudrais, Pierre
Haas, Daniel
Kilistoff, Alan
Patterson, Steve
McGill University
University of Manitoba
Université de Montréal
University of Toronto
University of British Columbia
University of Alberta
2004 Baker, Robert
Coil, Jeff
Dagenais, Marie
Gauthier, Gilles
Goodday, Reginald H.B.
McComb, Dorothy
Peters, Ed
Stockton, Lawrence
University of Manitoba
University of British Columbia
McGill University
Université de Montréal
Dalhousie University
University of Toronto
University of Alberta
University of Manitoba
2003 Lam, Ernest
Lowe, Alan
MacDonald, Robert M.
McNicol, Archie
St. Georges, Annie
Tyler, Martin
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
Dalhousie University
University of Manitoba
Université de Montréal
McGill University
2002 Borsuk, Herb
Cringan, Daphne
Daley, Thomas
Gibb, Kent
Gray, William
Lalonde, Benoit
MacNeil, Lex
Milos, Nadine
Morin, Sylvie
Swanzey, Allan N.
McGill University
University of Manitoba
University of Western Ontario
University of Alberta
University of Western Ontario
Université de Montréal
University of British Columbia
University of Alberta
Université Laval
Dalhousie University
2001 Bergeron, Cathia
Eastwood, Anita
Lekic, Charles
Locker, David
Loney, Robert W.
Matthew, Ian
Pompura, Julia
Université Laval
University of Alberta
University of Manitoba
University of Toronto
Dalhousie University
University of British Columbia
McGill University
2000 Birek, Peter
Chaytor, Douglas
Girardin, Diane
Head, Timothy Wilson
Rucker, Lance
Wysocki, George P.
University of Toronto
Dalhousie University
University of Manitoba
McGill University
University of British Columbia
University of Western Ontario
1999 Clark, Christopher
Greenwood, Frances
Hornyak, Michael J.
McGaw, Tim
Mitchell, Terry
Perry, John B.
University of British Columbia
University of Toronto
University of Western Ontario
University of Alberta
Dalhousie University
University of Manitoba
1998 Anderson, James. D
Blackmore, Thomas H.
David, Robert J.
Gahil, Khadry A.
MacDonald, Laura Lee
Walton, Joanne
University of Toronto
Dalhousie University
McGill University
University of Western Ontario
University of Manitoba
University of British Columbia
1997 Foong, Choong
Kopykov, Oleg S.
Levine, Norman
Love, Brock
MacNeil, Lex
Otero, Francisco
Wainright, Robert J.
Dalhousie University
McGill University
University of Toronto
University of Manitoba
University of British Columbia
University of Saskatchewan
University of Western Ontario
1996 Boran, Thomas L.
Daley, Thomas
Donnelly, Ronald
Hardwick, Felicity
Lanigan, Dennis Thomas
Liebgott, Bernard
Dalhousie University
University of Western Ontario
University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto
1995 Andrews, Noel H.
Borsuk, Herb
Deane, Gordan
Lavelle, Christopher
Scott, Helen
Shah, Ravi
Teplitsky, Paul
Walker, Glenn
Woodside, Donald G.
Dalhousie University
McGill University
University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba
University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia
University of Saskatchewan
University of Western Ontario
University of Toronto
1994 Andrews, Noel H.
Cleghorn, Blaine
Gratton, Donald R.
Konchak, Peter A.
Petrikowski, Grace
Sutow, Elliott J.
Dalhousie University
University of Manitoba
University of Western Ontario
University of Saskatchewan
University of Alberta
Dalhousie University
1993 Ambrose, Ernest R.
Brunette, Donald
Bowden, George H.W.
Burgess, Ralph C.
Howell, Robin
Margolis, W. (Bob)
McConnell, Robert J.
Schwartz, Stephane
University of Saskatchewan
University of British Columbia
University of Manitoba
University of Toronto
Dalhousie University
University of Alberta
University of Western Ontario
McGill University
1992 Collinson, Don M.
Hugill, Russell A.
Lobb, William K.
Loney, Robert
Lyttle, Helen
Rucker, Lance
Sanders, William
Turgeon, Jean
University of Alberta
University of Western Ontario
Dalhousie University
University of Saskatchewan
University of Manitoba
University of British Columbia
McGill University
Université de Montéal