OCUFA announces 2010-2011 Teaching and Academic Librarianship Award Winners

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is pleased to announce the winners of its prestigious Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards. Since 1973, these awards have recognized exceptional contributions to the quality of higher education in Ontario.

"You simply cannot have excellent universities without excellent professors," said Constance Adamson, President of OCUFA. "This year's winners exemplify the innovative spirit and commitment to students that defines Ontario's faculty and their work."

The 2010-2011 award recipients are:

  • Paul Gries, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
  • Richard Leblanc, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies and Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Carol Percy, Associate Professor in the Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto
  • Martin Schreiber, Professor in the Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Alan Steele, Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Carleton University

The 38th annual awards ceremony will take place at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto on October 22, 2011.

Founded in 1964, OCUFA represents 17,000 faculty and academic librarians in 27 faculty associations across Ontario. It is committed to enhancing the quality of higher education in Ontario and recognizing the outstanding contributions of its members towards creating a world-class university system. For more information, please visit the OCUFA website at http://www.ocufa.on.ca.

SOURCE Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations

For further information:

Contact: Graeme Stewart - 416 979 2117 x232 (office) or 647 280 3175 gstewart@ocufa.on.ca

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