UWindsor professor David Andrews, head of the Department of Kinesiology, has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA).
Dr. Andrews will receive an OCUFA Teaching Award at an October 29 ceremony in Toronto.
Prof. Judy Bornais of the School of Nursing, a 2012 recipient of the honour, chairs the confederation’s awards committee. She said the decision to recognize Andrews came easily.
“One of Prof. Andrews’ nominators describes him as an unquenchable force for learning at Windsor and beyond,” said Bornais. “We definitely agree, and are very pleased to honour him with an OCUFA Teaching Award.”
OCUFA president Judy Bates said the awards acknowledge outstanding educators and their importance to the province’s students.
“Teaching is at the heart of great universities and a great university education,” she said. “Great teachers fire the imaginations of students and pave the way for success after graduation.”
This year’s other recipients of the award are: health sciences professor Raywat Deonandan of the University of Ottawa, professor Marjorie Johnson of the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University, media studies professor Dana Lee of Ryerson University, and computer science professor Diane Horton and engineering professor Jonathan Rose of the University of Toronto.
OCUFA represents 17,000 professors and academic librarians in 28 faculty associations across Ontario.