Dr. Ana Rita Morais receives the RGD 2021 Design Educator Award for Eastern Canada
The RGD recognizes design faculty who have made outstanding contributions to student development and pedagogical research.
We are thrilled to announce that the RGD 2021 Design Educator Award of Excellence for Eastern Canada is presented to Dr. Ana Rita Morais.
"I cannot think of a more deserving year to celebrate educators and all they have accomplished over the past 16 months. Educators have been flexible, innovative and creative in their ways of adapting to the current state of the world. They set up such important networks and environments for the future of design and it's not often we get to appreciate their hard work. Being able to be a judge on the panel for this award was an absolute honour. All the nominations deserve an applaud for doing what you do in the design education space. Congratulations to Ana Rita for winning the Educators Award for Eastern Canada!" offers Bianca DiPietro RGD, RGD Director and Vice Chair of RGD's Education Committee.
Ana Rita is the Chair of the School of Design at George Brown College where she oversees 12 academic programs, partnerships and events.
Honourable Mention was also bestowed on:
John Baljkas, Professor of Graphic Design at Conestoga College, Kitchener, ON
- Dr. Ann Donar RGD (née Szeto), Professor in Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (CCIT) joint program at Sheridan College and the University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON
- Isabel Meirelles, Professor in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University, Toronto, ON
- Albert Ng RGD, Professor at York University, Toronto, ON
- Diana Varma RGD, Professor in School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) and the Master of Digital Media (MDM) Program at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
Further details on our 2021 Winner and Honourable Mentions can be found here.
Nominations for our 2022 Design Educator Awards will open in March 2022.