University of Waterloo Professor Wins Top Teaching Award

    TORONTO, Sept. 1 /CNW/ - University of Waterloo Professor of Mechanical
and Mechatronics Gordon Stubley has been named one of Ontario's most
outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University
Faculty Associations (OCUFA).Professor Stubley, regarded as one of the
province's "most committed and strongest teachers, based on consistently
excellent student course evaluations," will receive a 2008-2009 OCUFA teaching
award at an October 3, 2009 ceremony in Toronto. "We do things for others
because that is what we are here to do. That's what teaching is like.
Professor Stubley is an excellent teacher, because he doesn't do it for
himself - not for any praise or glory or to spread his theories...Teaching is
his chance to give something to students - knowledge, understanding, or a
means to obtain these," said a former student.
    "OCUFA's Awards Committee was extremely impressed by Professor Stubley's
enthusiasm in teaching students, but also in mentoring young teachers," said
OCUFA President Mark Langer.
    "He has been a role model for many award winning teachers at the
University of Waterloo."
    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; Law Professor Lorne Sosin from the University of Toronto;
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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