Congratulations to PhD candidate Caroline Cormier, Department of History, who has been awarded a 2017 TATP Teaching Excellence Award. Caroline is one of only four winners of this award across all three campuses of the University of Toronto. The Teaching Excellence Award recognizes the contributions of exceptional teaching assistants at the University of Toronto who regularly inspire and challenge undergraduate students. Teaching assistants are nominated by undergraduate students and selected for the award by the University of Toronto's Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation.
Caroline was also recently selected as the 2017 recipient of the University of Toronto Faculty Association’s Al Miller Memorial Award. This university-wide award acknowledges her impressive contributions to graduate student life. Not only is she the founder of a campus-wide initiative aimed at improving graduate student mental health and wellbeing, she has also worked extensively with students registered with Accessibility Services and has served as an active member of a number of university-wide committees during her time in our PhD program.
Caroline is currently completing a research fellowship at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) in Austria where she is working on her dissertation. Her research examines the forced displacement of Jews from their private homes in Berlin between 1933 and 1945, as well as the ways in which these former homes have become the subject of both reconciliation programs and commemorative initiatives in the postwar period.
Please join us in congratulating Caroline on these outstanding achievements!