College of Arts faculty sweep June awards! | College of Arts

College of Arts faculty sweep June awards!

The College of Arts has much to celebrate this month!

SSHRC wins for the College of Arts!

Music crushes it. Congratulations to Jim Harley in the School of Fine Art and Music on scoring (pun warning!) a SSHRC Insight Grant for his project "Immersive and Performative Soundscape Compositions" and congratulations to Alyssa Woods, also from SOFAM on her big Insight Development Grant win for "Temptation and the God flow: sound and signification in post-conversion hip-hop"! Great news for our researchers and our College!

Also, we are thrilled with our MFA Creative Writing grad, Canisia Lubrin's winning streak. First she won the Windham-Campbell prize and now she has won Canada's most prestigious poetry prize, the Griffin. Her book, The Dyzgraphxst, is set against the backdrop of contemporary capitalist fascism, nationalism and the climate disaster, where Jejune, the central figure, grapples with understanding their existence and identity. "The Dyzgraphxst is Canisia Lubrin's spectacular feat of architecture called a poem. Built with 'I' — a single mark on the page, a voice, a blade, 'a life-force soaring back' — and assembled over seven acts addressing language, grammar, sentence, line, stage and world, the poet forms, invents, surprises and sharpens life. Generous, generating and an abundance of rigour. A wide and widening ocean of feeling are the blueprints of this book," the jury said in a statement.

Finally, the History Department sweeps the Canadian Historical Association Awards!

It’s been an exciting June for our History faculty as they have dominated the 2021 Canadian Historical Association Awards.  Both current and former members of the History Department won prizes this year – please join us in congratulating them!

Catherine Carstairs and Ian Mosby won the Canadian Historical Review’s Best Article Prize for their 2020 article “Colonial Extractions: Oral Health Care and Indigenous Peoples in Canada, 1945-79.” Ian Mosby is a former U of G History postdoctoral fellow.

Brittany Luby won not one, but THREE prizes for her book Dammed: The Politics of Loss and Survival in Anishinaabe Territory: the Indigenous History Book Prize, the Clio Prize for Ontario history, and the Canadian Historical Association’s Prize for Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History. An incredible day for Professor Luby.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

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