TORONTO – Guelph Mathematics and Statistics Professor Herb Kunze has been named among Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers in a province-wide competition adjudicated by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Awards Committee.
Professor Kunze, who is described as an exceptionally gifted and dedicated teacher whose impact on his students is far-reaching and profound, will receive a 2007 OCUFA teaching award at a June 6, 2008 ceremony in Toronto.
“The OCUFA Awards Committee was particularly impressed by Dr. Kunze’s passion and skill for teaching,” said OCUFA President Brian E. Brown. “It was clear Dr. Kunze cares deeply about his students and his courses.”
Students say he is the “most supportive and available professor on campus” and that “his superior technical skills combined with excellent personal skills made him the best educator” they have encountered.
The five other teaching award recipients are: Psychology Professor Ken Cramer from the University of Windsor, Professor of History Carolyn Kay from Trent University, Professor Michael Pearce from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, Law Professor Donna-Marie Eansor from the University of Windsor, and Economics Professor Simon Power from Carleton University. Faye Abrams, the Projects Officer at the Ontario Council of University Libraries will be awarded this year’s Academic Librarianship Award.
OCUFA has been celebrating outstanding achievement in teaching and academic librarianship at Ontario universities since 1973. The awards committee selects up to six teaching award recipients and one academic librarianship award recipient each year.