My Background

Education:

  • Master of Arts in Ancient History (York University, 2008) – major focus on the socio-cultural implications of figural art in domestic space on the definition of elite male virtus in the late Roman Republic, Principate, and Early Empire
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts in History and Classical Civilizations (University of Toronto, 2005)

Other Accreditations:

  • Canadian Securities Course – IN PROGRESS
  • Certificate on Teaching Business English (CertTBE), The International TESOL Centre (TITC), 2010
  • Certificate in Teaching English as a Second/Other Language (TESOL), TITC, 2009
  • Accredited Pharmacy Assistant, Ontario College of Pharmacists via Shoppers Drug Mart, 1998

Volunteer Contributions:

  • Member, Aryballos Group – focus on Ancient Sport
  • Media, Marketing, and Engagement Volunteer, Ancient Cultures Department – Royal Ontario Museum, Summer 2013
  • Book reviewer for thingsaregood.com, a socially conscious discursive website
  • TOCS-IN (Table of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists), Toronto and Belgium: Data Collection Volunteer since March 2009
  • Volunteer Copywriter, Greek and Roman Galleries – Royal Ontario Museum, April to August 2007: plaques on The Roman Republic, The Household, Gaius Julius Caesar, Funerary Objects, and Roman Egypt

Honours and Awards:

  • Awards and Nominations for Represented Fiction and Non-Fiction:
    • “Beerology” by Mirella Amato – Best Beer Book Canada Gourmand Drinks Award 2014, Finalist Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2015, and Finalist Taste Canada Food Writing Awards 2015
    • “Tell It To The World” by Elliot Behar – Finalist for the Hillary Weston Writers Trust Prize for Non-Fiction 2015
    • “The Dilettantes” by Michael Hingston – Finalist Alberta Readers’ Choice Award 2014, and Finalist Alberta Trade Fiction Book of the Year 2014
    • “Flying Time” by Suzanne North – Winner of the 2015 Saskatchewan Book Awards University of Regina Book of the Year
  • York University Graduate Entrance Scholarship, September 2006
  • Provost W.T. Delworth Graduating Scholarship, Trinity College, May 2005
  • Sceptre Investment Council Award, May 2004
  • Dean’s List, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto, 2003-2004 Academic Year
  • Millenium Scholarship, Government of Ontario, 2001-2003 Academic Years
  • Golden Key International Honour Society member since 2002
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