Professor Ryan DeCaire has been selected as the recipient of this year's Ranjini (Rini) Ghosh Excellence in Teaching Award, given by the Arts and Science Students' Union (ASSU). Cross-appointed to the Centre for Indigenous Studies and the Department of Linguistics, Professor DeCaire has been praised for his commitment to engaging students in Indigenous language revitalization; motivating students to learn Kanien'kéha and then continue in Indigenous Studies.
Professor DeCaire's language revitalization work has recently been featured several times in the news. We are thrilled to learn that his dedication to teaching undergraduate students is being recognized as well.
The award is named after Rini Ghosh, a two-term ASSU president, in honour of her commitment to improving the undergraduate experience at the University of Toronto and carries with it a donation to a charity or cause of each recipient's choice.
Congratulations, Professor DeCaire!