New College is pleased to announce that Professor June Larkin (Equity Studies and Women and Gender Studies) has been appointed Vice-Principal of the college for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2017. Our current Vice-Principal, Professor Deborah Knott, will complete her term on June 30, 2017.
Dr. Larkin received her PhD from the University of Toronto in 1993 and she joined New College as a Lecturer in Equity Studies and Women Studies in 2001. Her research is in the area of youth, sexual health and HIV/AIDS. She has published in, among others, the Canadian Journal of Public Health, the International Journal of Indigenous Health, Gender and Education, and The Journal of Sex Education. Her contributions to teaching and research have been acknowledged by numerous awards over the past decade, including a 3M National Teaching Fellowship in 2013, a President’s Teaching Award in 2011, and the City of Toronto Constance E. Hamilton Award on the Status of Women in 2007. Dr. Larkin was included in the list of Popular Profs at UofT in the annual MacLean’s Guide to Canadian Universities & Colleges from 2001 to 2005.
Dr. Larkin has extensive academic administrative experience within the college and a proven long-standing commitment to students and improving the student experience. Dr. Larkin served as Vice-Principal of the college from 2007 to 2014. During her two terms, she demonstrated exceptional leadership and administrative abilities, and contributed to building a sense of coherence in the New College community. The advisory committee therefore felt that Dr. Larkin was superbly qualified for the position given her familiarity with it and that she would be an asset as a member of the college’s senior management team as we transition to a new principal in the coming year.
Thank you, June!