We would like to give hearty congratulations to Mr. Thomas V (Tom) Hilton for winning the Governor General’s Gold Medal for Graduate Studies! The award was presented at the 2014 convocation ceremonies at UPEI.
Dr. Kate Tilleczek and Dr. Fiona Walton of the Faculty of Education were co-supervisors of his thesis titled Schooling and Practices of Freedom of ‘Out’ Queer Youth on Prince Edward Island….Tom has now competed his Master’s of Education at UPEI.
The Young Lives Research Lab is so proud of Tom. This award could not have been bestowed upon a more passionate student who works to expose the inequities that young queer youth are up against and negotiate every day. Tom’s work in Human Rights and Education makes a notable contribution to the lives of young people on Prince Edward Island.