William (Bill) Ju
Professor William (Bill) Ju joined the Human Biology Program in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto in 2009 as a Lecturer, having received his PhD from U of T’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology in 2005.
Ju’s doctoral and postdoctoral research focused on the examination of the cellular and molecular pathways underlying motivation, learning and memory, neurodegeneration and stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.
In 2014, Ju was promoted to Senior Lecturer and in January 2016, he was awarded Continuing Status and awarded the rank of Associate Professor, Teaching Stream.
His substantial efforts to create a student-focused approach to teaching has been recognized by the ASSU Ranjini (Rini) Ghosh Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013–14 and the Faculty of Arts & Science Outstanding Teaching Award in 2015. He is currently a University of Toronto Teaching Fellow as well as an Open Education Fellow with eCampusOntario.
Additionally, Professor Ju is a current member of the Academic Board of Governing Council and the University of Toronto Library Advisory Committee, a member of the Presidential Task Force on Student Mental Health, previously a member of New College Council, the advisory committee for the First Year Learning Community (FLC), the Committee on Standing within the Faculty of Arts & Science, and is currently active within various teaching and research communities of practice both at the University of Toronto and abroad.
Key Areas of the Portfolio
- Student academic experience
- Curricular change and program development
- Academic integrity
- International activities related to the undergraduate student experience
- Recruitment and enrolment goals
- Faculty-wide teaching and learning priorities and programs