McMaster University Associate Professor Wins Top Teaching Award

    TORONTO, Sept. 1 /CNW/ - McMaster University Business Associate Professor
Nick Bontis has been named one of Ontario's most outstanding university
teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations
    Dr. Bontis, who is described as an innovative, caring, and "outstanding
educator with a global reputation", will receive a 2008-2009 OCUFA teaching
award at an October 3, 2009 ceremony in Toronto.
    "The OCUFA Awards Committee was extremely impressed by Professor Bontis'
innovative thinking and creative teaching," said OCUFA President Mark Langer.
"He truly cares about his classes and the success of his students."
    Dr. Bontis' contributions to teaching have been recognized through
several nominations and awards, including the 3M National Teaching Fellowship.
    The five other teaching award recipients are: Associate Professor of
Biology Clare Hasenkampf from the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus;
Associate Professor of Social Work Sheila Sammon from McMaster University; Law
Professor Lorne Sosin from the University of Toronto; Professor of Mechanical
and Mechatronics Gordon Stubley from the University of Waterloo; and Assistant
Professor of Earth Science Cameron Tsujita from the University of Western

    Founded in 1968, OCUFA represents 15,000 faculty and academic librarians
at 24 institutions across Ontario. OCUFA has been celebrating outstanding
achievement in teaching and academic librarianship at Ontario universities
since 1973. The awards committee selects up to six teaching award recipients
and one academic librarianship award recipient each year.

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For further information: Henry Mandelbaum, Executive Director, (416)
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