Nominations begin for TVO's Best Lecturer Competition 3

    Big Ideas' Best Lecturer Competition III on TVO
    Nominations run September 4 - October 2, 2007

    TORONTO, Sept. 6 /CNW/ - Who's Ontario's Best Lecturer? TVO asks students
and alumni from the province's colleges and universities to have their say, as
Big Ideas, TVO's televised lecture series, kicks off the third edition of the
Best Lecturer Competition sponsored by TD Meloche Monnex. Nominations will be
accepted at from September 4 - October 2, 2007.
    A panel of judges will choose 10 finalists from the nominee list to
deliver complete lectures on Big Ideas in March 2008. Viewers will be invited
to grade each of the finalists and cast their vote for Ontario's next Best
Lecturer. The winner's institution receives a $10,000 TD Meloche Monnex
    Each year, Big Ideas' Best Lecturer Competition on TVO galvanizes the
post-secondary community and plays an important role in raising awareness
about the province's great educators. "TVO conceived this competition because
we know that higher education matters, and more importantly, our viewers agree
with that," says producer Wodek Szemberg. "The success of the competition is
proof that solid education and an engaging, entertaining learning experience
don't have to be mutually exclusive," he says.
    Last year's competition attracted over 250 nominations from students and
alumni across Ontario. Dr. Michael Persinger of Laurentian University took the
title of Ontario's Best Lecturer and the scholarship prize.
    For complete entry details, please visit

    About TVO

    TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted
source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and
stimulates curiosity. We are committed to supporting citizen engagement in
Ontario: by helping children be successful learners, partnering with parents
in their children's education and encouraging people of all ages to become
active participants in the important issues of our time.

    About TD Meloche Monnex

    TD Meloche Monnex is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the third
edition of TVO's Big Ideas Best Lecturer Competition. For over 55 years, TD
Meloche Monnex has been a dedicated supporter of Ontario university alumni,
providing high-quality home and auto insurance to its members.

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Angela Garde, (416) 484-2600,
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