Professor Will Cluett (ChemE) garnered the Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award, recognizing a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching over the course of at least 15 years.
Over the course of his 30-year career at U of T, Will Cluett has served the Faculty in several leadership roles, making tremendous contributions in each. As Chair, First Year from 1997-2003 he led the development and launch of the Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program (DEEP), a unique outreach program directed at gifted high school students. As Vice-Dean, Undergraduate from 1998-2003, Cluett played a key role in the creation and implementation of Engineering Strategies and Practice, the Faculty’s flagship first year design course. As Chair of Engineering Science from 2005-2011, he led the development of a new major in Engineering Mathematics, Statistics and Finance, revamped the design curriculum, and oversaw a significant expansion of summer research opportunities for EngSci students. Cluett also created a new first year Engineering Mathematics and Computation course, which he has taught since 2009. In 2014, he was recognized for his outstanding instruction in his home department with ChemE’s Bill Burgess Teacher of the Year Award for Large Classes.