Brock University’s Brent Faught wins prestigious teaching award

Toronto – Professor Brent E. Faught of Brock University has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). Professor Faught, who epidemiology in the Department of Community and Health Sciences, will receive a 2012-2013 OCUFA Teaching Award at a September 28, 2013 ceremony in Toronto.

“Professor Faught’s teaching is driven by a simple principle: to help every student achieve their full potential,” said Kate Lawson, President of OCUFA. “OCUFA was very impressed by his dedication to teaching, and his commitment to ensuring success in the classroom and beyond, and are pleased to recognize his work with an OCUFA Teaching Award.”

The five other recipients of an OCUFA Teaching Award are: Catherine Bruce, Associate Professor in the School of Education and Professional Learning, Trent University; Richard Caron, Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Windsor; Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Professor of English in the Faculty of Arts, Ryerson University; Stephen G.A. Pitel, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, Western University; and Susan Vajoczki, Professor in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University.

“Every day, Ontario’s professors make incredible things happen in our classrooms and labs,” said Lawson. “This year’s winners exemplify the commitment, passion, and dedication to student success that produce outstanding learning across the province.”

Founded in 1964, OCUFA represents 17,000 faculty and academic librarians in 27 faculty associations across Ontario. It has been celebrating outstanding achievement in teaching and academic librarianship at Ontario universities since 1973. For more information, please visit the OCUFA website at http://www.ocufa.on.ca.

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