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RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Kathleen Gallagher Receives 2017 President's Impact Award

photograph of Professor Kathleen Gallagher
 
OISE's Kathleen Gallagher, Professor in the Department of   Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, is one of seven recipients of the inaugural University of Toronto President's Impact Award. Established in 2017, the award celebrates researchers who break down disciplinary barriers and reach beyond academia to impact society in transformative ways. Award holders receive $50,000 in support of their research over a period of five years and are inducted into the President's Impact Academy in an advisory capacity. 
 
"It is certainly an honour for Professor Gallagher to be selected for this award," states Glen Jones, Dean, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). "I am pleased that her widely-resonating, innovative research has received such recognition."
 
Professor Gallagher is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Toronto and a founder of OISE's Centre for Urban Schooling. Internationally, she is recognized for her work on how social inequality and experiences of marginalization shape youth engagement with school and in society. In addition, her exploration of theatre as a vehicle for young people to represent their experiences and understandings is both creative and profound.
 
Professor Gallagher has forged collaborations and partnerships with community-based organizations, government agencies, and nonprofits. In addition, media outlets, schools, theatres, and educational associations have found her work invaluable in engaging young people and galvanizing change.  Professor Gallagher's work has greatly impacted homeless, and in other ways multiply-marginalized, youth in Ontario and internationally - in India, Taiwan, Greece, and England. 
 
Congratulations to Professor Gallagher for receiving this acknowledgement of her leadership in community-engaged research.