Veronika Mogyorody, an associate professor in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences has been named among five outstanding post-secondary educators to receive the 2015 Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning.
Dr. Mogyorody was honoured by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and Desire to Learn (D2L), an eLearning solutions provider, for her innovative, thought provoking and impactful teaching and learning practices. Brightspace is an international integrated learning platform provider.
“Dr. Mogyorody’s career is filled with innovative activities that have inspired learning,” says award coordinator Patrick Lyons.
“She has enabled learners, educators, academics and community members to transcend the boundaries that limit their perspectives, actions and opportunities. Her vision and commitment have dramatically impacted teaching and learning across nearly every faculty at the University of Windsor.”
Mogyorody earned her PhD in Urban and Environmental Studies and has trained as an architect and urban designer. She has served as UWindsor’s Academic Architectural Advisor and is a driving force behind the Visual Arts and the Built Environment (VABE) program, which brings together students from UWindsor’s School of Visuals Arts and the University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture to approach the design of the built environment as both artist and architect.
“As an environmental and community activist, educator, and trained architect, Veronika’s contributions to the University have been remarkable and indeed unique among Canadian universities,” says UWindsor Provost Dr. Douglas Kneale.
“Her commitments to students, the university, and the city are obvious in everything she does. From program development to technological innovation to campus renewal - and now the downtown campus project - Veronika has been at the heart of transformative change here for decades.”
Mogyorody will be recognized at the STLHE annual conference in Vancouver in June, followed by the Brightspace Global Conference in Orlando, Florida, the following week.