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OISE announcess 2013-14 Teaching Excellence Award recipients

The OISE community celebrates four outstanding teachers named to OISE’s highest teaching honours – the 2013-2014 OISE Teaching Excellence Awards, announced this week.

This year’s recipients include: George Dei– Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching; Jean-Paul RestouleDavid E. Hunt Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching; Yiola Cleovoulou Award for Excellence in Initial Teacher Education; and Brad MorrisonAward for Excellence in Continuing Education.

“These awards acknowledge our commitment to excellence in teaching by recognizing faculty members who provide our students with an unparalleled experience through their dedication to student learning and development,” said Jeanne Watson, Associate Dean, Programs. "The OISE community will have an opportunity to congratulate their colleagues in person at the Inspiring Educators Celebration on March 27," she added.

George DeiGeorge Dei is Professor in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Social Justice Education (HSSSJE). His selfless investment in students, contributions as teacher and mentor to students and young instructors have had a profound impact on students past and present, contributions acknowledged as no less than stellar by students past and present.



Jean-Paul RestouleJean-Paul Restoule is Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education. For his students, it is the respectful, inclusive, student-focused approach to teaching and learning, support of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and openness to taking on new projects that make him most deserving of this honour.



Yiola CleovoulouYiola Cleovolou is Lecturer in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development where she teaches first and second year courses in the Master of Arts program in Child Study and Education. Yiola is an outstanding professor who excels at combining teacher education instruction with experiential learning and sense of community who creates a learning experience that is second to none, say her students.



Brad Morrison is Instructor in Additional Qualifications with OISE’s Office of Continuing and Professional Learning. Brad creates learning environments where every learner feels valued and respected, and his inclusive, caring teaching challenges professionals to create safe classroom environments that meet the needs of all learners, according to his students.

“This year’s recipients have demonstrated a deep commitment to excellence in teaching and have made outstanding contributions to OISE and the broader community. These inspiring educators have been a major influence on students’ learning and development, and I am delighted they are receving this honour,” said OISE Dean Julia O’Sullivan.