Newton, Janice, 1952-

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Newton, Janice, 1952-

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Janice Irene Newton (1952- ) is a political scientist and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies at York University. Newton earned her Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University, and her Master of Arts and PhD (1987) in Political Science from York University. Her research focuses on women's history, socialist and labour histories, Canadian studies, democracy and pedagogy, and the history of Canadian Political Science. Her PhD dissertation, "'Enough of exclusive masculine thinking!': The feminist challenge to the early Canadian left, 1900-1918" (October, 1987), was adapted into a monograph entitled The Feminist Challenge to the Canadian Left, 1900-1918 (McGill-Queen's University Press, 1995). She was also chief editor of the 2001 anthology Voices from the Classroom: Reflections on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Garamond). In her administrative work, as in her research, Newton has maintained a strong focus on teaching and curriculum development. From 2012 to 2014, she was Chair of the York University Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Teaching and Learning committee and, in 2005, was the National 3M Teaching Fellow.

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