Dr. Colin Woolf was one of the first generation of chest physicians in Canada; he came to the University of Toronto after training in both South Africa and in the UK. He pioneered the creation of the Respiratory Failure Unit at the Toronto General Hospital (TGH) back in the 1960s, which is now known as the Medical Intensive Care Unit.
More about Colin Woolf and the Awards including example score sheets and common criteria across all Colin Woolf awards.
Criteria for Award Selection
- Teaching Methods
- Subject Mastery
- Ability to Stimulate Learners
In addition to the eligibility requirements for all awards, the following is required:
- The nomination package must describe creativity, innovation, style, enthusiasm, commitment, effectiveness and originality in teaching.
Terms of reference
- All faculty affiliated with University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine are eligible for the award
- Nominations should be made by a faculty member, preferably a department chair or CPD director. No self-nominations please.
- An individual who has been previously nominated and has not won an award remains eligible in a succeeding year. An individual will not normally be considered for a Colin Woolf award for teaching excellence or course coordination in the previous 3 years (inclusive).
- Nominees will not automatically be considered in alternative categories should they be unsuccessful in one category. However, an individual or group can be nominated in more than one Colin Woolf award category OR be nominated for other CPD awards in addition to the Colin Woolf award in the same year. Each award nomination requires its own application and documentation specific to the award in which the individual/group has been nominated.
- Closing date for nominations is the end of November for the programs developed in the previous calendar year
- CV highlighting CPD teaching activities, repeat invitations, key note speaker roles
- Evaluation data from multiple teaching endeavors
- Participant’s comments
- 2 letters of peer support (letter or email accepted)
- Executive summary of nominee’s accomplishments (by nominating individual/group)
- Abstracts of key lectures
- Handout-outs, web pages or syllabi
Awards & Fellowships
CPD has eight annual Awards in Continuing Education that recognize excellence in research, scholarship, innovation, teamwork and long term commitment to continuing education for faculty at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. View last years awards winners.
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Colin R. Woolf Award for Long Term Commitment to Continuing Education
Colin R. Woolf Award for Continuing Education Course Direction
Colin R. Woolf Awards of Excellence for teaching, innovation and long-term commitment to continuing education
Dave Davis Research Award recognizes an outstanding completed research project in continuing education and professional development in the Faculty of Medicine.
David Fear Fellowship awarded to a Faculty of Medicine faculty member to attend an educational leadership course
Fred Fallis Award in Distance Education recognizes an individual or group which has demonstrated innovation and excellence in online learning for health professionals.
Interprofessional Health Care Team Continuing Education Award recognizes excellence in interprofessional team CE and PD designed to enhance interprofessional team practice to improve health care delivery.
Ivan Silver Innovation Award recognizes a CPD initiative developed and delivered by a University of Toronto faculty member or team
Deadline for nominations for the previous academic year is November 30 (If November 30 falls on a weekend the deadline will be the following working day).
- All faculty affiliated with U of T Faculty of Medicine are eligible for consideration.
- Awards are in recognition of U of T accredited Continuing Education courses only.
- An individual who has been previously nominated and has not won an award remains eligible in a succeeding year. A new submission is required.
- An individual will not normally be considered for an award if he or she has won the award in the previous five years. They are however eligible to apply in another category.