Stalin Boctor recognized as tireless advocate for students, faculty
July 10, 2009
Stalin Boctor and Errol Aspevig both joined Ryerson in 1971, so it's fitting that the former is the first recipient of an award named for the latter. Created in honour of the former Provost and Vice President Academic, the Errol Aspevig Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership recognizes senior administrators who contribute significantly to the enhancement of academic life at the University.
"Stalin has been a relentless and tireless advocate for his students and his faculty," said Alan Shepard, Provost and Vice President Academic. "We are truly grateful for the service he has given to Ryerson."
Dr. Boctor retired at the end of June.
"We recognize teaching and research, but we often don't recognize those who create an environment for teaching and research," said Michael Dewson, Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs. "This Award recognizes academic leadership and honours Errol for his many years of outstanding service."
Dr. Boctor has held roles as Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department Council, Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Associate Dean of the then Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science (FEAS).
"I'm very honoured to have my name associated with this award," said Dr. Boctor.
Under his watch, graduate programming, research and curriculum development thrived, the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre was built, and FEAS achieved the highest possible accreditation in Canada.