UVic announces “world first” chair in transgender studies

January 19, 2016

The University of Victoria has announced the establishment of a Chair in Transgender Studies, reportedly the first of its kind in the world. The chair will be established with a $1 M (USD) donation from the Tawani Foundation, an American philanthropic organization founded and led by former Army Lieutenant Colonel Jennifer N Pritzker. “The Chair in Transgender Studies sets UVic apart as a place that offers the highest quality research and is also home to exceptional students, faculty, and staff who inspire bold action for positive impact on the lives of others,” said UVic President Jamie Cassels. The position will be held by Aaron Devor, who is currently a professor in UVic’s sociology department. Times Colonist | CBC | Globe and Mail (CP) |UVic