Sept. 29: Professor Trent Tucker wins prestigious teaching award
Professor Trent Tucker has been named one of the province's most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). He is among five recipients of the annual award that will be presented on October 24 at a ceremony in Toronto.
“Teaching is a solitary pursuit—being recognized by fellow university teachers for things I’ve done in the classroom and for my students is truly an honour,” Tucker said.
This is the third time Tucker has been recognized for his approach to teaching. In 2013, he received the Desire2Learn Innovation Award for Teaching and Learning and in 2007 while pursuing his PhD at the University of Waterloo, he received the Certificate in University Teaching Award.
Tucker is also responsible for bringing the Micro-Tyco business challenge to North America through his Introduction to Business class, and recently spoke at the Global Entrepreneurial Leaders (GEL) Summit in Boston on the project.
“Prof. Tucker is an inspired educator, continually investigating, experimenting, and adapting teaching methods to create meaningful student learning,” said Andrea Buchholz, Chair of OCUFA’s Award Committee. “From setting up a lemonade stand in class to helping his students raise money in support of women entrepreneurs in the developing world, his classes are always engaging and energizing.”
Congratulations, Trent. Read the full release on the University of Guelph website.