National body of teachers honours two educators at awards celebration in Moncton, N.B.

July 10, 2008

(CTF News Service – Moncton, N.B.) An education advocate from Alberta and a teacher leader from Ontario are recipients of this year's Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) Special Recognition Awards. The awards honour the valuable contributions made by teacher leaders in promoting the teaching profession and, by extension, public education. CTF President Emily Noble will present the awards tomorrow at an awards celebration during the Federation’s Annual General Meeting in Moncton, N.B.

Details of the CTF National Awards celebration:

  When: Friday, July 11, 2008
  Time: 11:30 a.m.
  Where: Ballroom B & C, Delta Beauséjour, Moncton, N.B.
  What: Presentation of CTF Recognition Awards, Public Advocacy Awards and Outstanding Aboriginal Educator Award

This year’s recipients of the CTF Special Recognition Awards are:

Dr. Myer Horowitz

Dr. Myer Horowitz has been a tireless advocate for educational policies that benefit the young. He has long had an interest in early childhood education and development. He has broken down disciplinary walls to care for children everywhere. He has worked as a school teacher, professor, dean and university professor to achieve his vision. Dr. Horowitz is currently Professor Emeritus of Education and President Emeritus (University of Alberta) and Adjunct Professor of Education ( University of Victoria). Throughout his long career in Alberta, Dr. Horowitz was friend to teachers and a strong voice with the public and the government in support of professional autonomy for teachers.

Roger Régimbal

In his 36-year career, Roger Régimbal has been active on all fronts, advocating for teachers and public education and promoting the teaching profession. Roger has also devoted his energy to serving his colleagues by working for the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). Roger deeply believes that “the betterment of children lies in teacher welfare. ” Driven by this conviction, he has spared neither time nor energy to promote student success and the well-being of his colleagues. Roger continues to serve teachers through volunteer work with CTF.

CTF speaks for 220,000 teachers in Canada as their national voice on education and related social issues. CTF membership includes Member organizations in every province and territory in Canada. CTF (http://ww.ctf-fce.ca) is also a member of the international body of teachers, Education International (http://www.ei-ie.org).

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Comments: Emily Noble, CTF President, 613-899-4209 (cell)

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