Kathryn (Katie) Plaisance, an Associate Professor in the Department of Knowledge Integration in Waterloo's Faculty of Environment, has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). She is receiving a 2020-2021 OCUFA Teaching Award for her outstanding contributions to the quality of higher education at Ontario’s universities.
“One of the qualities that set Kathryn Plaisance apart as an educator, is that she sees students as key stakeholders in their own learning,” said Associate Professor Edmund Pries, Chair of OCUFA’s Award Committee. “She creates a safe and inclusive learning environment where students are encouraged to take risks, share their vulnerabilities, and integrate an understanding of their own identities and beliefs into their work.”
The recipients of the 49th annual TALA awards are being honoured in a special video celebrating their achievements.