Rosalina Chiovitti (2014)

ChiovittiAffiliation at the time of the award: Humber College

Citation: Rosalina’s philosophy of teaching and peer leadership is person-centred. Perspectives are celebrated and co-created through an evolving relationship between students, teacher and subject matter; and through an on-going cycle of continuous learning and renewal, where theory and practice inform the other simultaneously.

Rosalina enthusiastically engages students and peers across all years of the Collaborative Nursing Program. Within the Centre for Teaching and Learning she supports colleagues in knowledge translation and their scholarship.

As noted in letters of support, “she consistently supports her peer group and tirelessly promotes teaching excellence, scholarship development, and student centred approaches… students are continuously delighted by her approach to teaching and learning…managed to engage and advance over 20 projects that have enhanced the scholarship of teaching and learning, faculty development, quality teaching and learning, and student success… received John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award for outstanding contributions to teaching, leadership, and learning…recipient of the Leading Edge Award for demonstrating currency and commitment to scholarship… is an exemplary role model, a gifted teacher, and an authentic leader”.

Rosalina is inspired by the sense of community at Humber; diversity of students; the relationships that are formed with students, faculty, and staff; and, learning from the creativity of others.