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Vikki Visvis co-winner of 2022 Margaret Procter Award for Excellence in Writing Instruction

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Vikki Visvis, instructor at the UC Writing Centre, was named a winner of this year's Margaret Procter Award for Excellence in Writing Instruction. 

Vikki has taught at the UC Writing Centre since 2005. She has taught at the Innis Writing Centre since 2007 and at the New College Writing Centre from 2009 to 2013. She also teaches in the English department and the Writing and Rhetoric program and has produced substantial scholarship in the field of Canadian Literature. 

Vikki has over the years earned the devotion of a great many UC students for her superlative teaching. A member of the College, she has also served at UC in a number of key capacities. She has sat on UC’s Writing Awards Committee regularly since 2014. She served as co-organizer and moderator of a widely attended panel at UC with André Alexis, Anne Michaels, and Miriam Toews. Sarah Polley, who met Vikki during her 2012-13 term at UC as Barker Fairley Visitor, offered Vikki a position as research consultant for the cinematic adaptation of Alias Grace

This is not the first time Vikki has been recognized for her gifts as a university instructor. In 2012-13, she was the recipient of the ASSU Ranjini (Rini) Ghosh Excellence in Teaching Award.

Vikki shared this year's award with Esther Atkinson at the St. Michael's Writing Centre.

This is the second time a UC writing instructor has won the Margaret Procter Award. Becky Vogan was a co-winner in the Award's inaugural year, 2019.

The award aims to honour the lasting impact of Margaret Procter on writing at U of T. Margaret Procter served as director of the UC Writing Centre from 1991 to 2000, when she accepted the position of coordinator of writing support at U of T.