Brock University’s David Hutchison wins prestigious OCUFA teaching award

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TORONTO – David Hutchison, a Professor in the Department of Educational Studies and Director of the Centre for Digital Humanities at Brock University, has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). He will receive a 2017-2018 OCUFA Teaching Award at an October 20 ceremony in Toronto, hosted by the CBC’s Nana Ada Duncan.

“David Hutchison challenges his students to test those perceptions of the world they might take for granted by comparing them against the diverse experiences of others,” said Professor Judy Bornais, Chair of OCUFA’s Award Committee. “Through his teaching and the experiential learning opportunities he incorporates into his courses he empowers students to feel like their work matters and that they can affect change.”

The other recipients of a 2017-2018 OCUFA Teaching Award are:

  • Michelle Craig, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto
  • Robert Fleisig, Associate Professor in the School of Engineering Practice and Technology at McMaster University
  • Fiona Rawle, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Frankie Stewart, Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Ryerson University

“Professors and academic librarians are at the heart of our universities. Through their hard work, they challenge and encourage their students to embrace new ideas and build a brighter future,” said OCUFA President Gyllian Phillips. “This year’s distinguished winners are all dedicated and passionate teachers and mentors. OCUFA is honoured to recognize them with teaching and librarianship awards.”

Founded in 1964, OCUFA represents 17,000 faculty and academic librarians in 29 faculty associations across Ontario.


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