External awards

Each year, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) recognizes outstanding teachers and academic librarians in Ontario universities through awards. Approximately ten awards are presented each year.

2015Tim O’Connell, Recreation and Leisure Studies
2012Brent E. Faught, Applied Health Sciences
2006Zopito Marini, Social Sciences
2004John Mitterer, Psychology
2001Anna H. Lathrop, Physical Education
1998Leslie Boldt-Irons, French, Italian & Spanish
1995Eric R. Muller, Mathematics
1995Ann D. Duffy, Sociology
1994Lorne J. Adams, Physical Education
1992Patricia Cranton, Education
1991Mary Frances Richardson, Chemistry
1986Donald J. Ursino, Biological Sciences

Ontario’s Best Lecturer is a contest held by TV Ontario to select Ontario’s best lecturer in a post-secondary institution. Nominations are solicited from students and a number of rounds of selections are made based on video submissions and then a final selection of a top ten, or more recently a top twenty,  is made by an expert panel. Those top lectures are profiled and filmed by TVO and aired on their Big Ideas program and then viewers are asked to select Ontario’s Best Lecturer.

Over the years many Brock University lecturers have been nominated and a significant amount have been named as finalists.

2009Bill Ralph, Department of Mathematics
2008James Allard, Department of English
2008John Mitterer, Department of Psychology

The CAUT Distinguished Academic Award is an annual national award that recognizes academics who excel in each of the domains of academic life: teaching, research, service to the institution and to the community. The recipients will be individuals whose teaching, research and service have contributed noticeably to the lives of their students, to their institution, to their field of study, and to the community.

2010Barry Grant