The University of Guelph’s Trent Tucker wins prestigious OCUFA teaching award

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TORONTO – Dr. Trent Tucker of the University of Guelph has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). Tucker, who teaches in the College of Business and Economics, will receive a 2014-2015 OCUFA Teaching Award at an October 24, 2015 ceremony in Toronto.

“Prof. Tucker is an inspired educator, continually investigating, experimenting, and adapting teaching methods to create meaningful student learning,” said Andrea Buchholz, Chair of OCUFA’s Award Committee. “From setting up a lemonade stand in class to helping his students raise money in support of women entrepreneurs in the developing world, his classes are always engaging and energizing.”

The four other recipients of a 2014-2015 OCUFA Teaching Award are:

  • Greg Evans, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Vincent Hui, Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
  • Pippa Lock, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, McMaster University
  • Timothy S. O’Connell, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Brock University

“Professors and academic librarians are at the heart of our universities. They prepare students for the challenges of tomorrow, while discovering the ideas and knowledge that enrich all of our lives,” said Judy Bates, President of OCUFA. “OCUFA is honoured to recognize the dedication, skill, and passion of this year’s distinguished winners.”

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. For more information, please visit the OCUFA website at


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