UofT Students Receive Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award

We would like to congratulate our colleague Prof. Siobhan O’Flynn (English & Drama UTM) and her students (CDN355HF 2016) for receiving the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Youth Achievement for their group project “Kensington Market: Hidden Histories”.

Students in the “Digital Tools in a Canadian Context” course developed content for an online interactive map and an augmented reality mobile app for Kensington Market in Toronto. The project reveals the layered history of 32 sites, uncovering interconnections between diverse communities, religious centres, and political and social movements in the area. The project has allowed for local residents and visitors to utilize the app, bringing to life
the histories embedded in Kensington Market.

The award ceremony  was at Queen’s Park on Friday Feb. 23 and The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, was present to give out the awards. This is a very exciting outcome and a great honour for all the students.

You can read more about the award and announcement here.