St. Jerome’s University is pleased to announce that Jane Nicholas, an associate professor in the Department of History, will be directing the Tri-University Graduate Program in History as of July 1st. The program, one of the largest of its kind in the country, combines the faculty and resources of three of Canada’s premier universities – Wilfrid Laurier, the University of Guelph, and the University of Waterloo – with courses and research supervision for Masters and PhD programs across a broad range of areas.
Through small seminars, close student-professor relationships, and teaching assistantships and scholarships held at one of the three participating campuses, the Tri-University Graduate Program in History provides the atmosphere and collegiality of a smaller, more intimate program supported by over 70 faculty members. Jane Nicholas’s role as the director will be to work closely with graduate chairs and faculty to ensure an excellent student experience within the overall operation of the program.
“This is a wonderful way in which St. Jerome’s University can be a partner in the delivery of this graduate program,” noted St. Jerome’s University’s Acting Dean, Cristina Vanin. “We are pleased that Jane has accepted this position and know that the Tri-University program will thrive under her leadership."
During her three-year term as director, Nicholas’s office will remain at St. Jerome’s University, where she will continue as a full-time faculty member. Nicholas is a cultural historian of Canada with special expertise in the history of the body and women’s and gender history. She has published two books, co-edited two collections of original essays, and published numerous articles and book chapters.
"I am a proud graduate of the Tri-University program and am looking forward to working with the faculty, staff, and students to continue the tradition of excellence in graduate training,” says Nicholas. “The uniqueness of the program combined with its innovative approach to graduate work make this an exciting opportunity."