The Department of Sociology is pleased to announce that Josée Johnston has been awarded the 2020 Jeanette Wright Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentorship. The award is “offered to a current faculty member in the Department of Sociology who has demonstrated excellence in mentoring of sociology graduate students” and who is “active in supervising and/or mentoring graduate students.” The award is named after Jeanette Wright was was a dedicated graduate administrator in Sociology before retiring a few years ago.
Five students wrote nomination letters for Josée, noting her flexible, caring, and inspiring approach to graduate mentorship. The Graduate Awards Committee was quite impressed by these appreciative letters, as well as by the remarkable achievements of her students in both academic and non-academic careers.
Josee’s name will be added to the Jeannette Wright plaque next to rm. 240 once university life returns to some state of normality.