S. Trimble recognized with 2023-2024 Cheryl Regehr Early Career Teaching Award

April 19, 2024 by Cynthia Macdonald - A&S News

S. Trimble, an assistant professor, teaching stream at the Women & Gender Studies Institute in the Faculty of Arts & Science, is the winner of a 2023-2024 Cheryl Regehr Early Career Teaching Award.

The award recognizes faculty members who are effective teachers and demonstrate an exceptional commitment to student learning, pedagogical engagement and teaching innovation.

Author of the 2019 book Undead Ends: Stories of Apocalypse, Trimble’s research lies at the intersection of feminist studies and cultural studies, with a focus on the politics of pop-cultural storytelling in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom from the 1950s to the present.

Cited as an outstanding teacher, committed mentor and visionary academic leader, she was awarded an Arts & Science Superior Teaching Award in 2020. In addition to their teaching and research accomplishments, Trimble also created the Feminist Sports Club — a wellness and graduate student teacher training initiative that provides sports programming in conjunction with a variety of partners across campus.

The club connects undergraduate and graduate students through activities that range from line dancing to weightlifting, combining the benefits of experiential learning, community-building and graduate professional development.

“Most of my recent teaching accomplishments have come from a newfound willingness to be more vulnerable and playful in — and beyond — the classroom,” says Trimble, who is also the department’s undergraduate coordinator. “This has really stretched me as a teacher, so I’m deeply grateful to the students and colleagues who have recognized and affirmed that work.”

Says Dean Melanie Woodin of the Faculty of Arts & Science: “S. Trimble’s research and teaching on popular culture has shone a wonderful light into many corners of the feminist cultural experience. She is a superb mentor and educational innovator, having conducted groundbreaking work in the areas of oral history and experiential learning. This honour is richly deserved.”