University of Toronto Mississauga’s Andrew Petersen receives prestigious OCUFA teaching award

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TORONTO – Andrew Petersen, an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga, has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). He will receive a 2018-2019 OCUFA Teaching Award at an October 19 ceremony in Toronto, featuring award-winning journalist Robert Fisher.

“Andrew Petersen is a highly regarded colleague and mentor committed to educating his students and supporting his faculty colleagues,” said Professor Judy Bornais, Chair of OCUFA’s Award Committee. “Through his work, Andrew has done a remarkable job contributing to the advancement of innovation in teaching and learning practices at UTM, and beyond.”

The other recipients of a 2018-2019 OCUFA Teaching Award are:

  • Sue Baptiste, Professor Emerita in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University
  • Daniel Gillis, Associate Professor in the School of Computing Science at the University of Guelph
  • Jennifer Irwin, Associate Professor in the School of Health Studies at Western University

“Faculty are at the heart of Ontario’s vibrant universities. Through their hard work and boundless energy, they 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.”

Founded in 1964, OCUFA represents 17,000 faculty and academic librarians in 30 faculty associations across Ontario. For more information, please visit the OCUFA website at


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