TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Teaching and research are at the heart of
Ontario's universities and together produce extraordinary results for
students and their communities. We Teach Ontario, a new initiative of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty
Associations (OCUFA), celebrates how professors use research to enrich
their students' learning and strengthen the province.
"Ontario professors and academic librarians know how powerful the
connection between teaching and research can be for students; they live
it every day," said Constance Adamson, President of OCUFA. "We Teach
Ontario tells this important story to the people of our province."
We Teach Ontario features videos of professors who connect research and teaching to
educate a new generation of thinkers, scientists, leaders, and
communicators. Visitors to the campaign website - www.weteachontario.ca - can share the videos, learn more about the important work done by
Ontario's professors, and leave their own stories and reflections for
others to read.
"While truly impressive, our featured professors are not unique. They
exemplify the commitment to knowledge and student success shared by
faculty across Ontario," said Adamson.
Featured professors include Lisa Philipps, Professor of Law, York
University; Barry Smit, Professor of Geography, University of Guelph;
Vinita Srivastava, Associate Professor of Journalism, Ryerson
University; Ross Upshur, Professor in the Faculty of Medicine,
University of Toronto; and Mary Wells, Professor of Mechanical
Engineering, University of Waterloo.
A recent OCUFA study found that 68 per cent of Ontarians believe research should be
connected at the province's universities. We Teach Ontario demonstrates that this belief is more than justified.
"Universities are essential to our economy, to the health of our
society, and to the success of our young people," said Adamson. "By
linking research and teaching, professors provide the education our
students need and Ontario expects."
Founded in 1964, OCUFA represents 17,000 professors 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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