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Teresa Kramarz
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Teresa Kramarz receives Northrop Frye Faculty Award

April 16, 2021

For her transformative work on enhancing the global undergraduate experience at U of T, Professor Teresa Kramarz has received the Northrop Frye Faculty Award.

The honour is one of the Awards of Excellence presented by the University of Toronto Alumni Association in collaboration with the university. The prestigious program dates back to 1921 and recognizes outstanding faculty, staff and students.

An associate professor, teaching stream, in the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, Kramarz’s innovative pedagogy nurtures a new generation of global citizens. In honouring Kramarz, the alumni association noted that her work has inspired the university to adopt the “global classroom” model and incorporate research opportunities into the undergraduate curriculum from day one.

In addition to being the architect of globally-focused experiential programs Woodsworth One and Munk One, Kramarz developed the tri-campus Global Classrooms program in 2016, the tri-campus Global Scholars initiative in 2018, and is currently creating a new undergraduate liberal arts program at the Munk School.

Kramarz’s colleagues note that her passion for teaching has helped the university attract and retain many outstanding students, including Pearson, Loran and Rhodes Scholars.