Professor Ron Levi Wins 2022 Global Educator Award

February 3, 2023 by Shreeya Lamba

Congratulations to Professor Ron Levi for winning the University of Toronto’s 2022 Global Educator Award. The award recipient is determined through a process of nomination by a committee chaired by the Vice President, International. 

Ron Levi is a Professor of Sociology and Global Affairs & Policy. He holds a cross-appointment to the Faculty of Law and has served as a Sociology of Law Council Member for the American Sociological Association. Professor Levi has been the recipient of many prestigious awards and designations, including being made Chevalier in l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Government, and receiving the Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize. Now, he adds the University’s Global Educator Award to this list of achievements. 

The University of Toronto describes its Global Educator Award recipients as educators who bridge the gap between cultures by enhancing interactions for students of different backgrounds and encouraging communication across cultures in both formal and informal settings. Recipients must also show that they have addressed barriers to inclusive classrooms by ensuring that their courses have been designed to encourage participation from diverse cultural backgrounds. Based on the support of both his students and fellow faculty members, Professor Levi has fully demonstrated these qualities in his teaching practices.

To learn more about the award and Professor Levi’s thoughts on his goals as an educator, visit the UofT News story on educator awards