We Teach Ontario launches student video contest

We Teach Ontario, OCUFA’s campaign highlighting the important connection between teaching and research, has launched a student video contest. The contest offers former and current Ontario university students the chance to win an iPhone, an iPad mini, or a trip to Toronto to attend the OCUFA “Future U” conference.

To enter, students need to make a short video explaining how a professor’s research has inspired or helped them succeed. Students then post their videos to the contest’s Facebook page and encourage their friends to vote for their video.

OCUFA created We Teach Ontario to highlight how together, teaching and research are at the heart of our province’s universities.

Research supports our physical and mental health, the health of our economy, and the health of our environment. Universities are where most research is done, and where the newest ideas and discoveries are taught to students. University professors need to do research to continue learning and innovating. Research also teaches students to ask the questions that will help them change the world.

Details and contest teaser videos can be found at facebook.com/weteachontario.