TORONTO – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is pleased to announce the winners of its prestigious Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards. Since 1973, these awards have recognized the exceptional contributions made by professors and librarians to the quality of higher education in Ontario.
“Professors and academic librarians are at the heart of our universities. 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 to and passionate about their work, and OCUFA is honoured to recognize them with teaching and librarianship awards.”
The 2016-2017 Teaching Award recipients are:
- Dora Cavallo-Medved, a permanent lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Windsor
- Kimberley Dej, Associate Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Science at McMaster University
- Milena Head, Professor of Information Systems at McMaster University
- Quazi Mehbubar Rahman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Western University
- Mira Sucharov, Associate Professor of Political Science at Carleton University
The 2016-2017 Academic Librarianship Award recipients are:
- Karen Pillon, Head of Access Services at the Leddy Library at the University of Windsor
- Mindy Thuna, Head of the Engineering and Computer Science Library at the University of Toronto
The 44th annual awards ceremony, hosted by CBC’s Paul Kennedy, will take place at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto on October 21, 2017.
Founded in 1964, OCUFA represents 17,000 professors and academic librarians in 28 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.