Western Law

Stephen Pitel wins OCUFA teaching award

Prof. Stephen PitelProf. Stephen Pitel is a recipient of the prestigious Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Teaching and Academic Librarianship Award.

“As noted by his nominators, Professor Pitel’s work has transformed legal education at Western and across Ontario,” said Kate Lawson, President of OCUFA. “He has pioneered the teaching of ethics and professionalism, ensuring that Ontario’s young lawyers understand their responsibilities and professional obligations. This contribution, coupled with his teaching prowess, make him a perfect choice for an OCUFA teaching award.”

Since 1973, these awards have recognized exceptional contributions made by professors and librarians to the quality of higher education in Ontario. OCUFA represents 17,000 university faculty and academic librarians across Ontario.

“Every day, Ontario’s professors make incredible things happen in our classrooms and labs,” said Lawson. “This year’s winners exemplify the commitment, passion, and dedication to student success that produce outstanding learning across the province.”