Congratulations to Professor Blair Wheaton who recently received the Department of Sociology’s Jeannette Wright Mentoring Award. The Department of Sociology created the award in honour of Jeannette Wright who was a long serving Graduate Administrator in the Department of sociology, spanning the late 1970s to late-2000s, and was much loved and admired for her dedication and service to the graduate program.
In nominating Professor Wheaton for this award, students noted his commitment to their development as scholars, the value of his advice and his willingness to sit with his students to work through methodological and analytical issues. As one student wrote, “underlying his flexibility, support and overarching guidance is Blair’s true desire to see his students be successful and grow.”
Professor Wheaton is the third recipient of the Jeannette Wright Award and is one of many outstanding mentors committed to the success of graduate students at the University of Toronto.