(Post courtesy of Jack Chambers)
Kathleen Wynne, newly appointed leader of the Ontario Liberals and
first woman premier of Ontario, graduated with her M.A. in our
department in (as I recall) 1979. Her Forum research was on literacy
skills in a northern Algonquian community. Kathleen was a prized TA,
active in the LGCU and clean-up hitter for the Glottal Stops, the
department slo-pitch team. Her work as MLA and cabinet minister has
limited her involvement in our activities for the last few years, but
we were pleased when she took time to participate in the Workshop on
Phonetics, Gender and Sexual Orientation in November 2005.
Among her many advantages as premier, of course, is the A she earned
in Analysis & Argumentation. We wish her all the best.