The University of Windsor’s Richard Caron wins prestigious teaching award

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Toronto – Professor Richard Caron of the University of Windsor has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). Professor Caron, who teaches in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, will receive a 2012-2013 OCUFA Teaching Award at a September 28, 2013 ceremony in Toronto.

“As one colleague said, Professor Caron is a ‘rare breed’,” said Kate Lawson, President of OCUFA. “Not only is he an exceptional teacher, but he is also a leader in and out of the classroom. He inspires students and fellow faculty members alike, and we are very pleased to recognize him with an OCUFA Teaching Award.”

The five other recipients of an OCUFA Teaching Award are: Catherine Bruce, Associate Professor in the School of Education and Professional Learning, Trent University; Brent E. Faught, Professor of Epidemiology in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University; Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Professor of English in the Faculty of Arts, Ryerson University; Stephen G.A. Pitel, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, Western University; and Susan Vajoczki, Professor in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University

“Every day, Ontario’s professors make incredible things happen in our classrooms and labs,” said Lawson. “This year’s winners exemplify the commitment, passion, and dedication to student success that produce outstanding learning across the province.”

Founded in 1964, OCUFA represents 17,000 faculty and academic librarians in 27 faculty associations across Ontario. It has been celebrating outstanding achievement in teaching and academic librarianship at Ontario universities since 1973. For more information, please visit the OCUFA website at


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