William Cluett recognized with 2020 OCUFA Teaching Award
Professor William R. Cluett of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering has been recognized with a 2020 OCUFA Teaching Award from the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations for exceptional contributions to postsecondary education through teaching and leadership.
“Over the past 25 years Professor Cluett has played a leading role in developing many of the programs that make U of T Engineering one of the world’s best engineering schools,” said Dean Chris Yip. “On behalf of the Faculty, my warmest congratulations to him on this well-deserved honour.”
Cluett, who has used innovative techniques in his classroom for decades, has also helped reshape the university’s approach to engineering education. He led the development and launch of the Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program (DEEP) and played a key role in the creation of the flagship first–year design and communication course: Engineering Strategies and Practice. He also led the development of the major in engineering mathematics, statistics, and finance and oversaw a significant expansion of summer research opportunities for engineering science students.
In 2014, Cluett received the Bill Burgess Teacher of the Year Award for Large Classes and in 2016, he received the Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2018, he received the President’s Teaching Award, U of T’s highest honour for teaching.