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Huntington presents Cambrian's teaching hub with education award

Award recognizes leadership in education
Lorraine Mercer, Director, Lougheed Teaching and Learning Centre (left) and Kevin McCormick, President and Vice-Chancellor of Huntington University (right) present the Leadership in Northern Education Award to Jenni Hayman, Chair, Teaching and Learning, Cambrian College (centre). (Supplied)

The Leadership in Northern Education Award has been presented to the Teaching & Learning Innovation Hub at Cambrian College.

The award is an initiative of the Lougheed Teaching and Learning Centre, based at Huntington University.

Cambrian College's Teaching & Learning Innovation Hub received the award in recognition of their leadership in faculty support and mentorship, innovation and application of technology for education-at-a-distance, and ongoing evaluation.

“We’re honoured to receive this award,” said Jenni Hayman, chair, teaching and learning, Cambrian College.

“It demonstrates that the work we’re doing in the Hub is having a positive impact on the education our students receive.

“It takes great teachers who embrace new ways of thinking and doing things to produce the great students who have the technical, communication, and problem-solving skills that the modern workforce needs."

“This award recognizes leadership in education in Northeastern Ontario,” said Lorraine Mercer, director, Lougheed Teaching and Learning Centre. 

“This is the first year a team has been selected, and the staff at the Teaching & Learning Innovation Hub at Cambrian College have demonstrated themselves as leaders in their approach to supporting and mentoring faculty. 

“Using innovative strategies they are enhancing teaching and learning experiences for faculty, who in turn are implementing innovative approaches in their own classrooms.”

“The mandate of the Lougheed Teaching and Learning Centre at Huntington University has always been the promotion of excellence and innovation in higher learning and professional development throughout the north,” said Huntington president Kevin McCormick. 

“I commend Dr. Mercer and the faculty team on our end, who lead this awards program in recognition of those who work every day to enhance teaching and learning experiences within schools and/or the community.  Congratulations to the entire staff team in the Innovation Hub at Cambrian College.”

As a recipient of the 2018 Leadership in Northern Education Award, the Teaching & Learning Innovation Hub at Cambrian College has also been invited to select a deserving student to be the recipient of a $250 award from the Lougheed Teaching and Learning Centre.  

Alison Frauts, a third-year public relations student at Cambrian College, has been selected as the recipient of this award.  

In May 2018, Frauts was granted a student position as graphics and web designer for the Cambrian Hub, a role she will resume for the summer. She is currently completing a placement with Hard-Line, a leading heavy equipment remote control supplier based in Dowling.