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Thomas Socknat

Academic Director, Academic Bridging Program &
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

Thomas Socknat was the Academic Director of the Academic Bridging Program at Woodsworth College.  He taught in the program starting in 1993, was coordinator of the program’s Canadian Studies course from 1995, and was instrumental in introducing web courseware to Academic Bridging courses.  He has also taught a variety of courses in the Department of History, the Canadian Studies Program and the Peace and Conflict Studies Program since he began teaching at the University of Toronto in 1985. Dr. Socknat held administrative positions on the Woodsworth College Council and the Woodsworth College Academic Affairs Committee.

Dr. Socknat received the 2006 Faculty of Arts and Science Outstanding Teaching Award and was nominated by the Faculty of Arts and Science for the Ontario Leadership in Faculty Teaching Award in 2007.

Dr. Socknat’s major research interests included pacifism and peace movements in Canada, the history of war and society, protest and popular culture and an interest in Student Learning Outcomes. He has presented numerous conference papers on these subjects and had two books published, as well as a number of articles and book reviews in scholarly books and journals, and has contributed to the web page of the National Film Board of Canada.

He holds a PhD in Canadian History from McMaster University (1981).