Faculty of Arts Dean's Teaching Award (2021)
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.
I regularly teach in the Masters of Public Policy and Administration program at my university with supervisory interests related to gender, intersectionality, and citizen engagement.
A small number of spaces in the Women in the House program (see below) are reserved for women-identifying students registered in the MPPA Program.
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 small, experiential learning seminar 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.
For more information about the program, including 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 Ryerson community and members of the public: @RUWomeninHouse
I also regularly teach Canadian politics and Women and Comparative Politics in the Politics and Governance and Public Administration programs. 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).