Lois Stanford (1989)

stanfordAffiliation at the time of the award: University of Alberta, Linguistics.

Citation: Dr. Stanford’s teaching has been consistently rated as outstanding over more than twenty years. A typical student comment: “I liked every part of the course, the instructor’s empathic concern for students, the art the instructor used in conducting the class and the thought-provoking assignments”.

Dr. Stanford’s teaching record and personal qualities led to her being invited to be one of the key people who established the University’s peer consultant program for colleagues wishing to assess and improve aspects of their teaching. She has helped train new consultants and stimulate the creation of peer consultant programs at other universities through invited workshops and seminars. She was a core group member of the University’s Inventory and Plan for Teaching Effectiveness and has contributed many hours of her time in support of activities of the Committee for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning.


  • “Excellence in Learning”. Northern B.C. College/University Conference, Dawson Creek, January 1994.
  • “Information Literacy and the First Year Experience”. University of Alberta Libraries, Edmonton, April 1993.
  • “Getting the Word Out: Student Experience and Transition to the University”. Alberta Principals’ Association, Banff, April 1992.
  • “Creating the Institutional Climate and Culture: What Can Universities Do to Promote and Reward Good Teaching?”. University of Saskatchewan Instructional Development Program, Saskatoon, April 1992.
  • “The Big Step: The Role of Student Services in the Transition from High School to University”. Phi Delta Kappa Education Honorary, Edmonton, November 1991.


  • “An Academician’s Journey into Information Literacy”. In D. Farmer and T. Mech (editors), Information Literacy: Developing Students as Independent Learners. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1992.