By Associate Dean Academic, Marcia A Annisette.

The School is proud to announce the winner of the John Peace Part-Time Faculty Teaching Award for 2020-2021. Each year every area is invited to nominate one outstanding part-time faculty member for this award, which is given by the Dean in consultation with Management Committee.

The John Peace Part-Time Faculty Teaching Award was established in honour of John Peace, a part-time instructor at the Schulich School of Business between 1986 and 1996. John had a small law practice in downtown Toronto, focusing on real estate law. He also taught business law and real estate courses at Schulich.

While each area can only nominate one colleague, the John Peace Part-Time Faculty Teaching Award has always been about recognizing the important contributions all our part-time faculty make to the success of this School. For this year’s award, we received outstanding submissions. Congratulations to nominees Wissam Al-Hussaini, Patricia Bradley, Stuart Browne, Alex Fisher, Ashley Konson, Joe Mapa, Mikael Meir and Mark Thomas.

2020-2021 Winner

Congratulations to Adjunct Professor of Marketing Ashley Konson for winning this year’s John Peace award!

Ashley has been teaching for the Marketing Area since 2003 and has taught 53 courses. In response to his strong teaching scores, Ashley has been consistently nominated for the annual Teaching Excellence Award. Over and above Ashley’s passion for his Marketing courses, he has actively contributed to the Schulich community and related initiatives. Throughout the FA20-WI21 academic year, Ashley participated in presentations and webinars to assist both faculty and students as they transitioned to remote teaching and learning. Ashley also helped market the Master level programs through his collaboration in “master-classes”, as well as engaging “Fireside Chat” initiatives. Ashley’s dedication to Schulich is evident through his active roles across the School that transcend teaching and learning.

As Marketing Area Coordinator Eileen Fischer summed up nicely in her nomination letter, “The quantity and caliber of Ashley’s contributions to in-class teaching over the years, coupled with his engagement in an array of other activities that support the School, mark him as someone incredibly deserving of this award.”

Congratulations again to Ashley Konson for winning this year’s John Peace award. A truly remarkable accomplishment!


As each nomination submission made abundantly clear, all nominees are outstanding contributors to the success of Schulich. While we could pick only one winner, to receive a nomination by one’s own colleagues is an exceptional achievement. Thank you to all nominees for your continued dedication to our School and to our students. Once more, on behalf of the Dean and Management Committee, congratulations!

Wissam Al Hussaini


Pat Bradley


Stuart Browne


Alex Fisher


Ashley Konson


Joe Mapa


Mikael Meir


Mark Thomas