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Congratulations to Professor Susan McCahan (MIE), who received a Teaching Award from the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). Since 1973, OCUFA has presented these awards to recognize outstanding performance in university teaching. Professor McCahan is only the second member of the Faculty to receive an OCUFA Teaching Award; Professor Yu-Ling Cheng was the first in 1994.

Currently the Faculty’s Chair of First Year, Susan McCahan led the development of the Faculty’s flagship First Year design course, Engineering Strategies and Practice. She has also developed several training programs for educators, including the graduate-level course Engineering Teaching and Learning and the University-wide course The Fundamentals of University Teaching. Professor McCahan has received a 3M National Teaching Fellowship, Alan Blizzard Award, University of Toronto’s President’s Teaching Award and Engineers Canada Medal for Distinction in Engineering Education. She has also been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for “distinguished contributions and innovations to the education of the next generation of engineers and scientists.”

“Susan McCahan continues to set the standard of excellence for engineering education,” said Cristina Amon, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. “She is an inspiration not just to her students, but to her fellow educators, and we are thrilled that she has been recognized with this prestigious teaching award.”

Professor McCahan will be presented with her award at a luncheon reception at the Royal York Hotel on October 23.

Follow the link to read the article in The Varsity on the U of T faculty recipients.

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