TEACHING INTERESTS

Teaching Awards

Canadian Political Science Association Teaching Excellence Award (2022)
This award was established to recognize the contributions of political scientists to excellence in teaching and student learning. The prize is awarded every year.


Faculty of Arts Dean's Teaching Award (2021
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This award recognises my commitment to building students’ leadership capacities through practical, first-hand experiences such as Ryerson’s ‘Women in the House’ program, which I co-founded with Distinguished Visiting Professor Peggy Nash in 2018. 

Faculty of Arts Innovation in Curriculum and Pedagogy Award (2021)
This award is given to a Faculty of Arts faculty member who has demonstrated excellence, creativity, inclusivity and innovation in curricular development and pedagogy.

Courses

Graduate: 

I regularly teach in the Master of Public Policy and Administration program at my university with supervisory interests on topics related to gender and politics/public policy, intersectionality, legislative codes of conduct, violence and harassment in politics, and citizen engagement. In 2022, I will be introducing a new MA-level course on Gender, Politics and Public Policy (PA 8220).

 
Undergraduate:

I regularly teach two courses in the undergraduate Politics & Governance program: POG 110 (Power and Influence in Canadian Politics) and POG 442 (Women and Comparative Politics).

In 2018 Peggy Nash and I co-founded Ryerson's first
Women in the House program, which is now being offered as a course to students in the Faculty of Arts who identify as women. The course is co-taught by myself and Peggy, who is a Senior Advisor to the Dean of Arts.

This experiential learning course offers a unique opportunity for Faculty of 
Arts students who identify as women to develop their professional skills and network with women activist leaders and elected officials. As part of the program, students shadow a woman MP for the day, attend Question Period, and network and socialize with MPs, Senators, policymakers, political staffers and members of the Canadian press gallery. 
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For more information about the program, including student testimonials and the annual application process, see here.

The Ryerson Eyeopener featured the program in its October 2020 edition here: https://notagirlboss.theeyeopener.com/articles/ryerson-women.html 

You can also follow us on twitter here, where we promote our various events, some of which are open to the wider TMU community and members of the public: @RUWomeninHouse

I have previously taught courses on political parties and interest groups, U.S. Politics and Comparative politics at other universities (University of Calgary and Wilfrid Laurier University).