Joan Sangster (Women's Studies)
- Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching (1988-89)
Women’s Studies and History professor Dr. Joan Sangster was awarded the Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1988. Prof. Sangster is a past director of the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies. She also teaches in the Canadian Studies doctoral program. Her research interests include: North American’s women’s history, working class history, law and the state and Aboriginal women’s history.
The Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching is presented to faculty who demonstrate exemplary concern for students. Nominations from students confirmed Prof. Sangster as an ideal candidate for, and winner of, the Symons Award.
Prof. Sangster has written and published a number of journal articles and books and is currently researching a book on women and paid labour from the end of World War II to the 1970s, as well as pursuing a project on “Modernizing Colonialism”, examining images of the First Nations in the post World War II period.
Prof. Sangster has a B.A. from Trent University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from McMaster University.