OCUFA announces recipients of the 2019-2020 Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards

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TORONTO, Oct, 5, 2020 – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its prestigious Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards. Since 1973, these awards have recognized the exceptional contributions faculty have made to improving the quality of higher education at Ontario’s universities.

“Faculty are at the heart of Ontario’s vibrant universities. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, their dedication and boundless energy continues to inspire students to embrace new ideas and build a brighter future,” said OCUFA President Rahul Sapra. “This year’s distinguished award recipients are all dedicated and passionate teachers and mentors. OCUFA is honoured to recognize them with teaching and librarianship awards.”

The 2019-2020 Teaching Award recipients are:

  • William Cluett, Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto
  • Joel Faflak, Professor in the Department of English and Writing Studies at Western University
  • Kim Hellemans, Instructor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Carleton University
  • Shoshanah Jacobs, Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph
  • Aaron Langille, Master Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Laurentian University

This year, recipients of the 48th annual TALA awards were honoured in a special video celebrating their achievements.

Founded in 1964, OCUFA represents 17,000 professors and academic librarians in 30 faculty associations across Ontario. It is committed to enhancing the quality of higher education in Ontario and recognizing the outstanding contributions of its members towards creating a world-class university system. For more information, please visit the OCUFA website at www.ocufa.on.ca.


For more information, contact:
Ben Lewis, Communications Lead at 416-306-6033 or communications@ocufa.on.ca