Dr. Raymond Dart to Receive Excellence in Education Award at Trent University


CMHC award recognizes sustainable practices

Friday, March 25, 2011, Peterborough

Media Invited to Teaching Award Reception
Wednesday, March 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Lady Eaton College’s Pit, Trent University Presentations will begin at 4:15 p.m.
Please contact Angie Best for further information at 748-1011, ext. 7254

Friday, March 25, 2011, Peterborough

Trent University will be host to representatives from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) Ontario Research and Information Transfer team, who will be on hand to present Dr. Raymond Dart of the Business Administration Program with an Excellence in Education Award on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.

In 2003, the CMHC Ontario Region established the Excellence in Education Award to honour outstanding educational contributions to sustainable practices. Recipients are selected based on their efforts to integrate sustainable concepts in housing and community development into the academic curriculum.

Professor Dart was central to the creation and development of Peterborough Green-Up, a community-based, non-profit environmental organization whose mission is to enhance environmental health in the Peterborough region. Peterborough Green-Up is now widely recognized as one of the most successful community-based environmental organizations in Canada and has received international attention for its work. Green-Up’s programs cover energy efficiency; air quality (climate change and transportation); water quality and conservation; waste management; and landscape enhancement. Prof. Dart’s efforts to sustain Green-Up allow many Trent instructors to bring the community into the classroom. As a result, Green-Up involves many Trent University students either as part-time employees, volunteers, or full-time employees after graduation.

As an educator, Prof. Dart engages and challenges students to be more sustainable and has done considerable work to integrate environmental, community and international development themes into business-administration curricula. He brings the energy, passion and knowledge needed to educate students about how to incorporate sustainability issues within their studies and work at positive and innovative opportunities for themselves and for their careers. He was also a driving force in the development of the new Master’s degree in Sustainability at Trent.

Corporate Knights routinely ranks Trent's Business Administration Program as one of the best undergrad programs incorporating sustainability into their curriculum, and Prof. Dart’s work has played a large role in these accolades.

Steve Jacques, the Regional Manager of the Community Development and Research department at CMHC’s Ontario Business Centre, will make the award presentation to Prof. Dart at a special reception celebrating Trent’s teaching excellence on Wednesday, March 30 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Lady Eaton College’s Pit. Prof. Dart will be one of six honoured at the reception. Presentations will begin at 4:15 p.m. All are welcome.

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For more information regarding the teaching awards reception, please contact: Angie Best, Trent University, 705-748-1011 ext. 7254,