Portrait of Toula Kourgiantakis
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Toula Kourgiantakis receives Early Career Teaching Award

The University of Toronto is recognizing Toula Kourgiantakis with an Early Career Teaching Award for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The award recognizes faculty members who are effective teachers and demonstrate an exceptional commitment to student learning, pedagogical engagement and teaching innovation. Kourgiantakis is one of four faculty members receiving the honour.

An assistant professor, teaching stream, at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Kourgiantakis was instrumental in the development of “Practice Fridays” – where trained actors, instructors and industry professionals visit students and provide case studies that teach foundational skills considered essential for the profession.

“This year’s winners of the Early Career Teaching Award have brought creativity, passion and a genuine sense of leadership that prioritizes and prizes our students’ in-classroom experience,” says Vice-President and Provost Cheryl Regehr. “The University of Toronto congratulates them for their early career honour, a well-earned accolade.”

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