Tsujita wins provincial teaching award


By Communications Staff
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
University of Western Ontario assistant professor of Earth Sciences Cameron Tsujita has been named one of Ontario's most outstanding university teachers.
The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) describes Tsujita as "possessed of an effortless sense of humour, boundless enthusiasm, and an ingenious knack for model and metaphor."  
Tsujita and five other Ontario faculty members will receive a 2008-2009 OCUFA teaching award at an Oct. 3 ceremony in Toronto.   
"OCUFA's Awards Committee was especially impressed both by Dr. Tsujita's passion for science and teaching, and his ability to extend this passion beyond the classroom," says OCUFA President Mark Langer.  
"From a best-selling textbook to a DVD for graduate students on teaching science, Dr. Tsujita is helping to improve the quality of science instruction across Canada and North America."   
Other award recipients include: Associate Professor Nick Bontis, DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University; Associate Professor of Biology Clare Hasenkampf, University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus; Associate Professor of Social Work Sheila Sammon, McMaster University; Law Professor Lorne Sosin, University of Toronto; and Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Gordon Stubley, University of Waterloo.  
Founded in 1968, OCUFA represents about 15,000 faculty and academic librarians at 24 institutions across Ontario. 

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