The CASCA Awards for Teaching Excellence (CATE) have been established to recognize the contributions to excellence in teaching and student learning in anthropology.  Two awards will be made every year at our annual conference. The first award is for instructors who teach on a “per course” basis, or who hold a limited-term faculty position that extends over no more than two years. The second award is for those holding permanent faculty positions (such as term-limited appointments longer than two years, tenure-track appointments, or tenured positions).

Eligibility:

1. CATE – Course Instructors 

Nominees must teach at a Canadian university or college, hold a PhD, be members of CASCA, and have taught as the primary instructor in at least four anthropology-focused courses over the past five years. This award is for those who teach on a “per course” basis, or who hold a limited-term faculty position that extends over no more than two years.

  

2. CATE – Permanent Faculty 

Nominees must teach at a Canadian university or college, hold a PhD, be members of CASCA, and have taught as the primary instructor in at least four anthropology-focused courses over the past five years. This award is for those who hold a permanent faculty position (such as term-limited appointments longer than two years, tenure-track appointments, or tenured positions.

Each administrative unit (eg. Department) may submit only one nomination for each award per year. Units should determine a process by which nominees are selected and advanced to CASCA’s CATE Committee.

Award recipients may not receive the award more than once.

Please download the CATE application form here.