Prof. Kenneth Bartlett and Prof. David Dunne are among the 10 recipients of 3M Teaching Fellowships – the only national award recognizing teaching excellence and leadership in Canadian universities. Bartlett is founding director of the Office of Teaching Advancement, co-ordinator of the First-Year Seminars Program and professor of history and Renaissance studies. Dunne, a marketing professor at the Rotman School of Management, recently helped launch the Student Agency Project, in which MBA students team up with Ontario College of Art & Design students to create ad campaigns for non-profit organizations.
Two of U of T’s top scholars and researchers have been elevated to the rank of University Professor, the highest honour the university accords its faculty. Prof. Mark Henkelman of medical biophysics was the first Canadian to enter the field of magnetic resonance imaging. In 2002, he started the Mouse Imaging Centre at The Hospital for Sick Children. Prof. Stephen Waddams is a specialist in private law, legal theory and legal history, and the holder of the Goodman/Schipper Chair in the Faculty of Law.
Ron Baecker, a professor of computer science and the founder of the Knowledge Media Design Institute at U of T, has recently received two prestigious awards. In April, he was elected to the international CHI (Computer-Human Interaction) Academy for his extensive contributions to the field. In May, the Canadian Human-Computer Communication Society presented Baecker with a lifetime achievement award. Baecker’s work on picture-driven animation and the Genesys system helped launch the field of interactive computer animation.