University of Windsor professor honoured for outstanding work on behalf of Ontario's faculty

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - Professor Brian E. Brown, president of the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA) has been awarded the prestigious Lorimer Award by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). This honour recognizes individuals who have worked to protect and promote the interests of Ontario's academic staff through collective bargaining. Prof. Brown will receive his award at an October 21, 2011 ceremony at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

"As President of WUFA, Prof. Brown has been a tireless champion for the rights of academic staff at Windsor," said Constance Adamson, President of OCUFA. "This, coupled with his many leadership roles within OCUFA has made him an invaluable asset not only to his home institution, but to professors and academic librarians across Ontario."

The Lorimer Award was established in honour of Doug and Joyce Lorimer, who were instrumental in advancing faculty association collective bargaining in Ontario. Winners of the award all share the Lorimers' commitment to advancing Ontario's university system through strong faculty associations.

"OCUFA is extremely proud to recognize the exceptional individuals who safeguard the aspirations of Ontario's academic staff," said Adamson. "High-quality education needs high-quality faculty. Through the Lorimer award, we recognize the outstanding work that ensures every faculty member has the rights and resources to be great."

Founded in 1964, OCUFA represents 17,000 faculty and academic librarians in 27 faculty associations across Ontario. 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 or Mark Rosenfeld - 416-979-2117 x229 (office) or 416 270-6859 mrosenfeld@ocufa.on.ca

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