Sylvain Durocher is the 2013-2014 recipient of one of the Excellence in Education prizes awarded each year by the University of Ottawa.
Accompanied by a grant of $10,000 to be applied towards research on innovative teaching practices, this award was established to honor leaders of university education who have excelled both in the classroom and in the field or laboratory, and who have been recognized by students and their peers.
Professor Durocher is receiving this award in recognition of his outstanding teaching skills, his pedagogical initiatives, his great contribution to the curriculum of our school as well as the many testimonials he has received from his students and colleagues.
Having initially joined the Telfer School of Management in 2004 as a part-time professor, he was promoted in 2006 to the rank of Associate Professor. From the very beginning, he distinguished himself by the quality of his teaching and the relevance and rigor of his research. The dynamism and passion with which he shares his knowledge make him very much appreciated by his students and afford him, session after session, excellent feedback and teaching evaluations. He has published in numerous quality journals in his field of expertise and he is the co-author of a reference book entitled Comptabilité intermédiaire – Analyse théorique et pratique adopted by many francophone management schools in Canada.
It is with great pride that we extend our most sincere congratulations to Professor Sylvain Durocher whose quality of education enriches the student experience and brings honor to the Telfer School and to the University of Ottawa.