OCUFA is pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the Teaching and Academic Librarians Awards and Equity and Social Justice Committee Award of Distinction. We are also accepting applications for the Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowship and Mark Rosenfeld Fellowship in Higher Education Journalism.
At OCUFA, we believe it is important to recognize the exceptional people whose work improves the lives of faculty, students, and everyone on campus.
March 21, 2022: Equity and Social Justice Committee Award of Distinction, Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowship, and Mark Rosenfeld Fellowship in Higher Education
May 27, 2022: Teaching and Academic Librarians Awards
More information about the awards and fellowships
Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards: Each year, since 1973, OCUFA has recognized outstanding teachers and academic librarians in Ontario universities through these awards. They celebrate those individuals whose pedagogical leadership and support have made a positive and enduring difference to their students and colleagues. Anyone within the university community can nominate a faculty member or academic librarian for an award, so long as the nominee is a member of an OCUFA affiliated faculty or academic librarian association.
Equity and Social Justice Committee Award of Distinction: This award celebrates the outstanding contributions of OCUFA members whose work has contributed meaningfully to the advancement of professors, academic librarians, and other academic staff who are Indigenous, women, racialized, LGBTQ2S+, living with disabilities and/or belong to other historically marginalized groups. It honours and recognizes members whose leadership has improved the lives and working conditions of equity-seeking members of the university community.
Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowships for Excellence in Social Sciences, Humanities, or Arts: Established in 2011 to honour former OCUFA Executive Director Henry Mandelbaum, the fellowship is awarded to two full-time graduate students (one master’s, one doctoral) at publicly funded Ontario universities. Candidates should have demonstrated academic excellence, provided significant community service, and shown exceptional academic promise in their university careers.
Mark Rosenfeld Fellowship in Higher Education Journalism: This fellowship was established to help address the shortage of informed investigative reporting on Canadian higher education issues in the Canadian media. Open to full-time, part-time, and freelance journalists, including students, the fellowship is designed to support those wishing to pursue in-depth and innovative journalism on higher education.