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
"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
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