By Meg Stainsby, Dean
Carine Hirschi (French)
Garrett Peck (English)
Retirements (As of Fall 2013)
Ralph Lake (Chinese)
Carey Vivian (Communications)
Dean Meg Stainsby’s creative writing thesis has been accepted by the UBC Optional Residency MFA program. An excerpt from the collection of essays was a finalist in a creative non-fiction competition hosted by the Writers’ Community of Durham Region, and will be included in WCDR’s upcoming anthology Amprosia 2013.
Zarine Mistry, Meg Stainsby and LLPA faculty Brenna Gray, Allan Lysell, Jasmine Nicholsfigueiredo and Calvin Wharton received the President’s Excellence Award for Team Excellence for their roles on the 2012 Wales Inbound Team.
In April Elizabeth Bachinsky launched her newest poetry collection, The Hottest Summer in Recorded History, with a book tour that included stops in Vancouver, Toronto, Guelph and Montreal. In addition, Initiation Trilogy, a play based on her book God of Missed Connections, Jennica Harper’s What it Feels Like For a Girl and Marita Dachsel’s Glossolalia, has been nominated for two Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards: Outstanding Original Script (Marita Daschel) and one to for Outstanding Lighting Design: Small Theatre (Jonathan Rider). The awards ceremony will be held June 24.
Spanish instructor Ruth Mandujano-López has won the Outstanding Dissertation Prize Award given by the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) for her PhD dissertation.
To see what else is happening in LLPA news, read the LLPA brag rag online.