On January 19, Dr. June Larkin, Senior Lecturer in Women and Gender Studies and Equity Studies at the University of Toronto gave a presentation on gender and equity to our Grade 12 philosophy students. Dr. Larkin is an award-winning teacher widely recognized for her excellence in teaching, educational leadership, and community-university connections. She has an MA in Educational Psychology from the University of Western Ontario.
Her book, “Sexual Harassment: High School Girls Speak Out”, based on her doctoral dissertation, is included on the Women’s National Book Association list of Eighty Books for 21st Century Girls.
She lived up to her reputation of a “teacher’s teacher” and “an amazing lecturer”. She told our students her overall goal is to produce socially engaged citizens who can apply their academic knowledge to real-life situations for social justice ends. Considering our Outreach and Take Action groups involvement in the community and all the other areas of philanthropic work our students do, her goals and ours are the same!
This lecture was a precursor to our student-organized Gender Equity Conference on February 18.