September 17, 2012
University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus’ Steve Joordens wins top teaching award
Toronto – Professor Steve Joordens of the University of Toronto Scarborough has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). Professor Joordens will receive a 2011-2012 OCUFA Teaching Award at an October 27, 2012 ceremony in Toronto.

Prof. Joordens has received recognition at the University of Toronto and throughout North America for his innovative contributions to teaching. He has developed teaching tools such as webOptions and peerScholar that are used in educational institutions in Canada, the United States, and Europe.” said Constance Adamson, President of OCUFA, “He is an innovator, an explorer, and a challenger.”

The four other recipients of an OCUFA Teaching Award are: Judy Bornais, Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Windsor; Andrew P. Dicks, Senior Lecturer of Chemistry from the University of Toronto; Stephen MacNeil, Associate Professor of Chemistry from Wilfrid Laurier University; and Eileen Wood, Professor of Developmental Psychology, also from Wilfrid Laurier.
Founded in 1964, OCUFA represents 17,000 faculty and academic librarians in 27 faculty associations across Ontario. It has been celebrating outstanding achievement in teaching and academic librarianship at Ontario universities since 1973. For more information, please visit the OCUFA website at


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