Jonathan Silin, SDS fellow, honoured in "Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood"

Congratulations to Jonathan Silin for the recognition he's received from his peers with a special issue of Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood 14.1 (2013) dedicated to his work.  Jonathan has had much to offer in the way of rethinking the field of early childhood education in relation to queer theory, and we are so happy to see him honoured for his scholarship and hard work.  An SDS Fellow for a n

LGBTQ History and Scholarship Celebrated at this Year’s Snowflake Event

Many of our SDS folks were honoured back in February at the annual Snowflake Event held at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Professors Maureen FitzGerald, Scott Rayter and Brenda Cossman—who was recently awarded the prestigious Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize—were among those distinguished for their exceptional scholarship and for their work on behalf of the LGBTQ community. The formal portion of the evening featured Professor Elizabeth Gould of the Faculty of Music who presented a dynamic talk titled “Feeling H.O.T.

UC Writing Centre Instructor Vikki Visvis Wins ASSU’s Excellence in Teaching Award

Congratulations to Vikki Visvis, who has been chosen as the 2012-13 recipient of ASSU’s Ranjini (Rini) Ghosh Excellence in Teaching Award. Vikki has taught in the University College Writing Centre since 2004. She also works at the New College and Innis Writing Centres. She has taught courses in the English Department since 2004, and in the Writing and Rhetoric Program since 2009. She was recently appointed as a member of University College in the category of Other Academic Appointee.

Canadian Studies Student Jessica Ng Wins U of T Student Engagement in the Arts Award

Congratulations to  Jessica Ng, who was recently honoured with a University of Toronto Student Engagement in the Arts Award. Jessica, who is pursuing a specialist in Canadian Studies and a minor in Sexual Diversity Studies, is the Assistant Artistic Director of the Hart House Players. She also reviews and selects student productions for honours as an Awards Representative for the U of T Drama Coalition. She has written award-winning plays that have been performed at the U of T Drama Festival and is passionate about developing challenging, socially-significant theatre.