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Congratulations Dr. Colleen Hood, OUSA Teaching Award of Excellence Winner

– Dr. Colleen Hood, OUSA Teaching Awards of Excellence winner stands with BUSU Vice-President, University Affairs, Andrea Lepage at the Partners in Higher Education (PiHED) dinner on April 6 in Toronto.


The Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) is proud to share that Dr. Colleen Hood, Brock University Professor of Recreation and Leisure has been awarded an Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) Teaching Award of Excellence.

Every year OUSA, a provincial advocacy group that represents over 150,000 post-secondary students, asks each of its member schools to nominate a professor who they feel has made an impact on their academic career. The Teaching Award of Excellence nominations opened in February and 80 nominations were submitted by Brock students.

“I have chosen to nominate Dr. Colleen Hood for the 2023 OUSA Teacher Excellence Awards as she not only goes above and beyond for her students, but she genuinely cares and is someone I consider a positive and inspiring role model in my life and as a student approaching graduation.” – Nomination, Brock University Student.

Dr. Hood was presented with the award at the Partners in Higher Education (PiHED) dinner, which took place on April 6 in Toronto.

This is not the first time Dr. Hood has been recognized for her efforts, last year along with two colleges, Dr. Hood was awarded the 2022 Leisure Scholar Award for the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies (CALS) for her research on recreation therapy.

“BUSU would like to congratulate Dr. Hood for what is already an amazing impactful career,” said Vice-President, University Affairs, Andrea Lepage. “Your commitment to your students and ability to inspire and engage with them has not gone unnoticed. This award is a testament to your hard work, dedication, and passion for teaching. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition.”