OCUFA announces 2011-2012 Teaching and Academic Librarianship Award Winners

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OCUFA is pleased to announce the winners of its prestigious Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards. Since 1973, these awards have recognized exceptional contributions to the quality of higher education in Ontario.

“The teaching awards honour the outstanding teaching accomplishments of this year’s five worthy recipients,” said OCUFA President Constance Adamson. “ As in past years, the large number of excellent nominations received, made our Awards Committee’s decision extremely difficult.”

The 2011-2012 Teaching Award recipients are:

  • Judy Bornais, Professor in the Faculty of Nursing, University of Windsor
  • Andrew P. Dicks, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, St. George Campus
  • Steve Joordens, Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus
  • Stephen MacNeil, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Eileen Wood, Professor of Developmental Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University

“Academic librarianship is an essential part of our universities,” said Adamson. “This year’s winners of OCUFA’s Academic Librarianship have made truly impressive contributions to their institutions and the students who study there.”

The 2011-2012 Academic Librarianship Award recipients are:

  • Jim Brett,  User Service Librarian, University of Guelph
  • Don Kinder, Librarian, Information and Learning Commons Team, Ryerson University

The 39th annual awards ceremony will take place at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto on October 27, 2012.

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