Math Prof Wins Provincial Teaching Award

May 26, 2008 - News Release

A University of Guelph mathematics professor was named among Ontario's most outstanding university teachers today by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA).

Prof. Herb Kunze was one of six university professors to earn an OCUFA Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards this year. Winners will be honoured during a ceremony in Toronto June 6.

Kunze was selected for being an "exceptionally gifted and dedicated teacher whose impact on his students is far-reaching and profound," according to the awards committee.

OCUFA president Brian Brown said the committee was particularly impressed by Kunze’s passion and skill for teaching. Students who supported his nomination called him the “most supportive and available professor on campus” and said “his superior technical skills combined with excellent personal skills made him the best educator" they have encountered.

“It was clear Dr. Kunze cares deeply about his students and his courses," Brown said.

OCUFA represents more than 15,000 university faculty and academic librarians in Ontario. It has been celebrating outstanding achievement in teaching and librarianship at Ontario universities since 1973.

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