Awards

LitmusLongThe Inaugural University of Toronto Scarborough and Jackman Humanities Institute (UTSC-JHI) Digital Humanities Fellowship, 2017-18.

The Connaught New Researcher Award ($10,000), 2017.

Decanal Special Merit Award, University of Toronto Scarborough (recognizes faculty who have demonstrated leadership in their field and/or outstanding achievement), 2016.

Professor of the Year (Arts, Language, and Literature), University of Toronto Scarborough student journal The Underground, 2016.

Decanal Special Merit Award, University of Toronto Scarborough, 2015.

The John Charles Polanyi Prize for Literature ($20,000), 2014.

Jackman Humanities Institute Working Group Research & Operating Grant for “Exploring Neuroculture: Science, Ethics, Humanities,” University of Toronto (Principal Investigator; $3000), 2014.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2013.

President’s Teaching Award Master Class Seminar, University of Toronto (awarded to fund my proposal to develop and teach Canada’s first undergraduate seminar in the humanistic study of older age (“Reading Older Age,” ENG 418)), 2012.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in English, University of Toronto, 2012.

The Lore Metzger Prize (best graduate student paper at the International Conference on Romanticism), 2011.

University of Toronto Doctoral Completion Award, 2011.

University of Toronto Fellowship, 2009, 2010.

Best Conference Presentation: The Annual Tri-City Geriatric Medicine Research Day, Universities of Western Ontario, McMaster, and Toronto, 2009

AgePlus Prize, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) ($1000; recognizes research excellence by Canadian scholars in the field of aging), 2008.

CIHR Doctoral Fellowship in “Health Care, Technology, and Place,” 2007, 2008.

SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral ($105,000), 2006-09.

The Dr. Willard & Phoebe Thompson Award, Canadian Geriatrics Society ($500; best student presentation at the CGS Annual Scientific Meeting), 2006.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2004.

SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s, 2003.

President’s Award for Excellence in Student Leadership, McMaster University (recognizes a graduating student who plays a significant role in developing the intellectual, social, cultural and/or athletic fabric of McMaster community), 2003.