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York to honour two professors for their scholarship and contribution

York will honour two of its professors during Convocation ceremonies for their scholarship, teaching and participation in University life and contribution to it as a community.

Professors Stanley Tweyman (right) of York’s Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) and Jan Rehner of York’s Writing Department in LA&PS have been selected by the Senate Committee on Awards to receive the title of University Professor.

A brief summary of Tweyman’s contributions to the University is impossible given his extraordinary involvement in many areas of campus life, as well as his distinguished record of research and publication.

As Chair of the Philosophy Department at Glendon, graduate program director in philosophy and Master of Vanier College, Tweyman has not only proved to be a creative and able administrator, but an inspiration to students and colleagues alike.

His work is focused on students; whether as adviser and mentor, both formal and informal, or in his development of college programs and activities, he has worked to engage students fully in the life of the University. Tweyman will be awarded the title of University Professor during the LA&PS Spring Convocation ceremony on Wednesday, June 13 at 3:30pm.

Jan Rehner

Rehner has made stellar contributions to the growth and development of York University. The range and depth of her service to the collegium is impressive. In addition to active involvement in YUFA and generous contributions to teaching development programs at the Centre for the Support of Teaching, she was a well-respected associate dean in the Faculty of Arts and chair of the Faculty of Arts Council.

A highly effective administrator, she played an important role in the transformation of the Centre for Academic Writing into the Writing Department. The recipient of Canada’s most prestigious teaching award, the 3M Fellowship, as well as the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations teaching award and numerous awards internal to York, Rehner is applauded as a captivating lecturer, encouraging tutor and thoughtful mentor to both students and colleagues.

She is a widely respected international authority on various aspects of the pedagogy of critical thinking, reading and writing, and has also written several novels. She has indeed made extraordinary contributions to the University as a colleague, teacher and scholar. Rehner will receive her title during the Fall Convocation ceremonies.

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