Canadian Studies / Women's Studies
- Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching (1995-96)
Canadian Studies and Canadian literature are Dr. Christi Verduyn’s areas of expertise. She teaches Canadian prose, poetry and drama, and often focuses on women’s writing and multicultural writing in Canada. She has written and edited books about Canadian novelist Marion Engel.
Although she currently teaches at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Prof. Verduyn is an example of the calibre of teachers drawn to Trent University. While a professor at Trent, Prof. Verduyn served as chair of the Women’s Studies and Canadian Studies programs. She received the Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006 for “her excellent teaching, high intellect and uplifting spirit” all of which had a “positive impact on students both in the immediate teaching environment and in the longer term,” as explained by Allen Pinkerton, a student representative on the teaching awards committee at the time.
Prof. Verduyn has a B.A. from Trent and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.