University of Toronto Department of Political Science
Awards and Nominations News and Announcements
Beth Jean Evans is the recipient of a 2013 Teaching Assistants’ Training Program’s (TATP) Teaching Excellence Award. The TATP Teaching Excellence Award was created in 2003 to recognize the outstanding contributions of teaching assistants at the University of Toronto. The award seeks to value the work of TAs who regularly inspire and challenge undergraduate students.
The Department of Political Science would like congratulate Ms. Evans and thank her for her commitment to undergraduate teaching.
For more information on the award and to see the full list of recipients click here.
Professor Lee Ann Fujii has been awarded a fellowship at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. Next year, she will be one of 19 visiting scholars based at the Foundation.
“The Russell Sage Foundation is the principal American foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences. Located in New York City, it is a research center, a funding source for studies by scholars at other academic and research institutions, and an active member of the nation’s social science community.”
For more information on the Russell Sage Foundation click here.
Second-year graduate student, Lahoma Thomas, has been awarded a Weston Fellowship, which provides $50,000 in travel money to support doctoral research outside Canada. UofT awarded 16 fellowships across all fields, from humanities to social sciences to physical and life sciences. The Weston Fellowship is Canada’s only fully-funded award program dedicated to international research at the doctoral level.
Ms. Thomas will be traveling to the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica), studying political violence and insecurity in Jamaica.
For more information on the Weston Doctoral Fellowship and to see the full list of recipients please click here.
Lee Ann Fujii has just been awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship. Professor Fujii’s host institution for the fellowship will be Rutgers University under the mentorship of Professor Mary Hawkesworth.
The Ford Foundation Fellowship awards “are made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.”
For more information on the Ford Foundation Fellowships please click here.
Professor Joseph Wong honoured during the Faculty of Arts & Science Outstanding Achievement Awards at Hart House
On April 16th, Professor Wong received a 2012–13 Faculty of Arts & Science Outstanding Teaching Award presented by Dean Meric Gertler during a reception at Hart House. A Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Democratization, Health and Development, Professor Wong was nominated by his students with full support and endorsement from the Department.
Joe Wong is known to students, faculty and staff for his outstanding teaching and mentorship of students. In a recent article for the Munk School of Global Affairs, Sarah Eaton, a PhD student under Professor Wong’s supervision said that she “appreciates that in trying to motivate and reassure his doctoral students, he draws a lot from his experiences in really honest, practical and often very funny ways.”
The Department of Political Science would like to congratulate Professor Joseph Wong again for this prestigious award and thank him for his continued dedication to student teaching and success.