Faculty of Education announces inaugural Alumni Teacher Award

The Faculty of Education launched the UBC Alumni Teacher Award in 2012 to recognize exceptional achievement by UBC teacher education graduates. The award grants $1,000 to the winning teacher and an honorarium of $1,000 to the recipient’s school for enrichment activities, programs, or development.
Justin Borsato (BHK ‘99, BEd ‘00) was chosen from among 40 nominees as the 2012 UBC Alumni Teacher Award winner. Borsato’s contributions in his grade 7 classroom and beyond include chaperoning and fundraising for annual field trips across Canada, coaching and running the HEROS hockey program for underprivileged youth for the past seven years, and creating films with students to combat LGBT discrimination.