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Ontario faculty are high performers, according to new study

Professors and academic librarians are welcoming a new study that highlights their impressive teaching and research accomplishments, as well as their many contributions to the social and economic vitality of Ontario. The report, Faculty at Work, was released today by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU). “This report is the first serious attempt to examine… Read more »

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We need educating professors, not just “teaching” professors

Over at the Globe and Mail, University of Waterloo professor James Skidmore has an interesting piece about the difference between a “teaching” professor and an “educating” professor. For Skidmore, teaching revolves around short-term goals and the transmission of information. Educating, on the other hand, involves enriching a student and preparing them to be creators of… Read more »

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Barry Smit named to Ontario’s highest honour

Barry Smit, one of We Teach Ontario’s featured profs, has been named to the Order of Ontario. This honour recognizes Ontarians who have made exceptional contributions to “the arts, law, science, medicine, history, politics, philanthropy and the environment.” Here is Barry’s We Teach Ontario video: Students in Barry’s courses are connected to this research in… Read more »

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Ontarians agree: Research and teaching should be connected in our universities

A recent OCUFA poll found that 62 per cent of Ontarians think it is “very important” that universities both teach students and do research. In addition 68 per cent believe that the combination of teaching and research is necessary for universities to fulfill their mandates. Why such strong support for connected teaching and research? Ontarians… Read more »

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Welcome to We Teach Ontario!

This website is about one simple – but extremely important – thing: the connection between teaching and research at Ontario’s universities. Great university education depends on this connection. It helps students learn the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. It drives innovation, kick-starts economies, and improves the quality of our lives. When professors are… Read more »

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Every day, Ontario’s professors use teaching and research to make real, positive change. Do you have a story to share about a great professor? Did they use their teaching and research to make a difference in your community?  How did they bring their research into the classroom? Share your story below!

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  • Ontario faculty are high performers, according to new study: http://t.co/YUBEUmAPF8
  • RT : University profs connecting teaching & research to inspire students. See student videos here http://t.co/1xrWn…
  • Thanks to all our participants for sharing your inspiration! Together, we can help keep teaching & research connected at our universities.
  • Announcing contest winners! 1st place: from , 2nd: our group from & 3rd: Melissa from !
  • Don't forget to vote for your favourite video from our contest: http://t.co/CzFcOLfJ5c You have until midnight tonight!
  • Our video contest has closed, but the voting period has begun! Visit http://t.co/Tmz2B25olp to view entries and vote for your favourite.
  • Submit your videos before midnight tonight! Don't worry, we'll have a week of voting to get your chances up! http://t.co/CzFcOLfJ5c
  • Thanks to Ryan from for his entry: http://t.co/CM8EqsdDbp! Don't forget to submit yours before Monday: http://t.co/CzFcOLfJ5c
  • RT : Time is running out to enter 's student video contest! Great prizes, including a trip to Toronto! http://t.co/KXh…
  • thanks for the RT! Melissa from submitted a video, we would love more stories from your students!