Cameron Tsujita (2014)

Tsujita-webAffiliation at the time of the award: University of Western Ontario, Earth Sciences.

Citation: After you said on the first day, ‘I’m here to teach,’ I fell in love with you.” Cameron’s students feel strongly about their professor. Great teachers transform: “So infectious are Cam’s teaching methods that once I was exposed to his ideals, I continued to replicate them throughout my life,” says a former undergraduate. Cam is dedicated to inspiring others to improve their teaching well beyond Western’s campus. His educational leadership includes peer mentoring, workshop presentations, conferences, video, TV, radio, and pedagogic publications.

He created the Ontario Geoscience Resource Network to open communication among Ontario geoscience departments, museums, and school teachers, providing them with resources to deliver Earth Science-related concepts. His colleagues generously agree: “It is common knowledge that Cam Tsujita is by far the best teacher in our group.” Dr. Tsujita’s goal is to educate those around him, the students in his class, his fellow faculty, the public, administrators, and the country.” “One out of a million profs! Awesome course but not a bird class. You definitely need to go to class. Very interesting class though! My favourite so far! I give Cam a 10 out of 10 !!”