University of Western Ontario Assistant Professor Wins Top Teaching Award

    TORONTO, Sept. 1 /CNW/ - University of Western Ontario Assistant
Professor of Earth Science Cameron Tsujita has been named one of Ontario's
most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of
University Faculty Associations (OCUFA).
    Dr. Tsujita, who is "possessed of an effortless sense of humour,
boundless enthusiasm, and an ingenious knack for model and metaphor" in
teaching, will receive a 2008-2009 OCUFA teaching award at an October 3, 2009
ceremony in Toronto.
    "OCUFA's Awards Committee was especially impressed both by Dr. Tsujita's
passion for science and teaching, and his ability to extend this passion
beyond the classroom," said OCUFA President Mark Langer. "From a best-selling
textbook to a DVD for graduate students on teaching science, Dr. Tsujita is
helping to improve the quality of science instruction across Canada and North
    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 Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Gordon Stubley from the
University of Waterloo.

    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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