September 17, 2012
Wilfrid Laurier University’s Stephen MacNeil wins top teaching award
TORONTO – Wilfrid Laurier Associate Professor Stephen MacNeil, has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). Dr. MacNeil will receive a 2011-2012 OCUFA Teaching Award at an October 27, 2012 ceremony in Toronto.
“OCUFA’s Awards Committee described Prof. MacNeil as an inspirational educator and a pioneer in innovative uses of instructional technology,” said OCUFA President Constance Adamson. “Clickers, the Immediate Feedback Assessment techniques, the use of tablets, and many other state-of-the-art methods that he employs encourages student engagement and facilitates knowledge sharing.”

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; Steve Joordens, Professor of Psychology from the University of Toronto Scarborough; 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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