We Teach Ontario video contest celebrates great teaching and research

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The We Teach Ontario student video contest closed this week after engaging more than 1000 people in exploring and celebrating the incredible things that happen when we connect research and teaching at Ontario’s universities.

Our first place winner is Brittany Dunbar of Brock University, told us about her journey to become a masters student in kinesiology thanks to the inspiring research and teaching of Dr. Brian Roy. Second place goes to a team of current and former Laurentian University students: Taylor Danyluk, Stephanie Gilmour, Laura Kernen, Charles Dollin, Jeremy Johnston, Zachari Miller, and Caitlin Lembo. Their video highlights English professors Dr. Tom Sol, Dr. Sylvia Hunt, and Dr. Tom Gerry, explaining how these profs used literature to change their perspectives and their lives. Melissa Dick from Carleton University earned third place by sharing her story of her professor Dr. Michael Pisaric who supported and encouraged her to pursue her own research in biology.

Watch all three videos below:


Grand prize winner Brittany Dunbar will attend the OCUFA Future U conference next week where her video will be screened. The Future U conference will provide an opportunity to contemplate the universities that we would like to see in the future and chart a path to achieving that vision.

Keep checking the We Teach Ontario Facebook page and Twitter feed for more stories about the exceptional things that Ontario’s professors do in classrooms and in the community. Thank you to all the contest entrants and those who voted! When you spread the word, you help keep teaching and research connected at Ontario universities.

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