OCUFA Awards

Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards

Each year OCUFA recognizes outstanding teachers and academic librarians in Ontario universities through its Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards.

Since 1973 OCUFA has presented over 400 awards. The recipients are selected by the OCUFA Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards Committee. Approximately 7 awards are presented every year.

OCUFA Service Award

The OCUFA Service Award was established to honour individuals who have done, or continue to do, exceptional work on behalf of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations and its Members.

Status of Women Award of Distinction

This award is celebrates the outstanding contributions to the advancement of women professors, academic librarians, and other members of academic staff at Ontario universities.

It honours and recognizes the dedication of those whose leadership has helped improve the lives and working conditions of academic women and, by extension, their families, friends, and colleagues. The award recognizes the exceptional people whose efforts to advance the position of academic women have improved the profession.

The 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. The financial needs of candidates may also be taken into consideration.

The successful doctoral candidate is expected to make a short presentation to the OCUFA Board within one year of receiving the award on a topic related to their thesis or dissertation research.


Lorimer Award (Bargaining Award)

The Lorimer Award is established in honour of Joyce and Doug Lorimer of the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association and is instituted to honour and recognize outstanding contributions to improving the terms and conditions of employment of Ontario university faculty through bargaining.

Le Prix Lorimer a été créé en hommage à Joyce et Doug Lorimer de l’Association des professeurs de l’Université Wilfrid-Laurier et a pour but d’honorer et de reconnaître les contributions exceptionnelles en vue d’améliorer les conditions d’emploi des professeurs d’université et des bibliothécaires universitaires de l’Ontario par le truchement de négociations.