University of Toronto Professor Wins Top Teaching Award

    TORONTO, Sept. 1 /CNW/ - University of Toronto Law Professor Lorne Sosin
has been named one of Ontario's most outstanding university teachers by the
Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA).
    Profession Sosin, one of the most important public law scholars of his
generation, will receive a 2008-2009 OCUFA teaching award at an October 3,
2009 ceremony in Toronto.
    "(He) is more than a professor-although he's great at what he does in
that respect," said a former student. He embodies all the qualities an
excellent lawyer should have, and the way he conducts himself makes it
impossible not to want to possess those qualities, too."
    "Professor Sosin challenges his students to think critically and
innovatively," added OCUFA President Mark Langer. "That's a big part of what
makes him such an exceptional teacher."
    The five other teaching award recipients are: Associate Professor Nick
Bontis from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University; Associate
Professor of Biology Clare Hasenkampf from the University of Toronto,
Scarborough Campus; Associate Professor of Social Work Sheila Sammon from
McMaster University; 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 Ontario.

    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.

For further information:

For further information: Henry Mandelbaum, Executive Director, (416)
979-2117, Ext. 229,; or Mark Rosenfeld, Associate
Executive Director, (416) 979-2117, Ext. 233,

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