TORONTO – Robert Fleisig, an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering Practice and Technology at McMaster 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.
“Robert Fleisig believes that being a good engineer means understanding and empathizing with others,” said Professor Judy Bornais, Chair of OCUFA’s Award Committee. “Through his teaching, Fleisig encourages his students to engage in the community, and become more creative and compassionate engineers.”
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
- David Hutchison, Professor in the Department of Educational Studies and Director of the Centre for Digital Humanities at Brock 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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