Communications assistant professor earns teaching award

A McMaster assistant professor has been recognized with an Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) teaching award.

Laurence Mussio earned the award that is presented annually to educators who excel at unlocking the potential of Ontario’s young people. Mussio was nominated by students.

The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) represents the interests of over 140,000 students at seven student associations across Ontario. McMaster Students Union is one of seven student association members that comprise the alliance.

“It is very much a two-way street, it cycles back to nurturing young people in innovative ways,” says Mussio. “We need to make students greater partners in their learning and in their future.”

For his part, Mussio credits his students with his success.

“This award is as much theirs as it is mine in so many ways. They have kept the flame of my passion for teaching burning brightly. They’ve made the journey together an unforgettable one. So if you are one of my students reading this: a profound and personal thank you.”

The award was presented at a dinner in Toronto earlier this month.