DeCelles Award for Excellence in Teaching Public Administration

It recognizes the outstanding skill, accomplishment, innovation, and commitment of an exceptionally creative and effective teacher who is worthy of emulation.

Pierre DeCelles Award for Excellence in Teaching 2024: Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration

The Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2024 Pierre DeCelles Award for Excellence in Teaching is Professor Tim Mau, Department of Political Science, University of Guelph.

Professor Mau is an experienced and popular instructor who has taught a great variety of public administration and public sector leadership courses from introductory to graduate seminars. He is well known and appreciated for his innovative approach and engagement with his students. He has served for many years as the chair of the department’s undergraduate program committee, playing a leading role in designing the undergraduate curriculum. He is also the co-author of the popular text Public Administration in Canada.

Thank you to the members of the Award Jury for their time and service to the public administration community.

Thank you also to the students, faculty, and community members who took the time to nominate talented professors of public administration, management, and policy. We encourage you to participate in next year's DeCelles Award process, and look for the call for nomination later this year.

CAPPA's Pierre De Celles Award recognizes the outstanding skill, accomplishment and commitment of an exceptionally creative and effective teacher. Pierre De Celles was Director General of École nationale d'administration publique (ÉNAP), and was known as a gifted teacher.

For any questions about this award, please contact Professor Sandford Borins, at sandford.borins@utoronto.ca.

The Award

The Pierre DeCelles Award for Excellence in Teaching Public Administration is aimed at excellent mid- or late-career post-secondary teachers in the field of public administration and recognizes the outstanding skill, accomplishment, innovation, and commitment of an exceptionally creative and effective teacher who is worthy of emulation.

The award honours the memory of Professor Pierre DeCelles, who taught for many years at the École nationale d’administration publique, was recognized for his teaching there, and was ENAP’s Director General.

Award Winners

  • 2024 Tim Mau
  • 2023 Naomi Couto
  • 2021 Sandford Borins
  • 2020 Éric Champagne
  • 2018 Jennifer Baechler
  • 2016 Carolyn Tuohy
  • 2015 Ian Greene
  • 2014 Frances Abele
  • 2013 Graham White
  • 2012 Ken Rasmussen
  • 2011 Allan Tupper
  • 2010 Louis Sabourin
  • 2009 John Langford
  • 2008 Kathy Brock
  • 2007 Paul Thomas
  • 2006 Paul Brown
  • 2005 Norman Ruff
  • 2004 Rodney Schneck
  • 2003 Ken Kernaghan
  • 2002 Marie-Michèle Guay

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Pierre DeCelles Award for Excellence in Teaching 2024: Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration

Pierre DeCelles Award for Excellence in Teaching 2024: Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration The Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2024 Pierre DeCelles Award for Excellence in Teaching is Professor Tim…