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St. Michael’s Dr. Martin Schreiber wins award for teaching excellence

Toronto, October 3, 2011

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By Julie Saccone

St. Michael’s nephrologist Dr. Martin Schreiber will be recognized by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) on October 22 for excellence in teaching. Schreiber was named a recipient of the Association’s prestigious Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards. The awards celebrate a handful of outstanding individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the quality of higher education.

“Prof. Schreiber is recognized by his colleagues as ‘an exceptional teacher and a cornerstone’ of U of T’s undergraduate medical education program,” said Judith Poe, chair of the teaching and award selection and past award recipient. “This, coupled with his commitment to promoting student-centered learning, makes him a natural choice for an OCUFA teaching award.”

Dr. Schreiber graduated from the University of Toronto medical school in 1987 and completed a master’s degree in medical education in 1996. He joined St. Michael’s in September 2000. Dr. Schreiber is the recipient of 41 teaching awards, including the Dean A. Chute (Silver Shovel) award, the University of Toronto President’s Teaching award and St. Michael’s Hospital Department of Medicine Outstanding Postgraduate Teaching award.

“Dr. Martin Schreiber has had an amazing impact on improving medical education at St. Michael's, the University of Toronto, provincially and nationally,” said Patricia Houston, vice-president of education at St. Michael’s. “He never misses an opportunity to improve the student experience. He is a role model and mentor to both teachers and students.”

For Dr. Schreiber, the award is a great honour.

“It has been my great privilege to be able to spend time helping medical students and postgraduate trainees learn about medicine, both at the University of Toronto and at St. Michael's Hospital,” he said. “I look forward to many more challenges in the future.”