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Adam Taylor Receives Silver Medal at UVic

Excerpt from an article by Tara Sharpe in The Ring, May 29, 2013.

Adam Taylor, who is receiving the Lieutenant Governor's Silver Medal from the University of Victoria in June 2013 as the top master's student for program achievement, is taking his passion for Victorian literature back home to Portland, Oregon.

His very original essay on Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Aurora Floyd demonstrates how the 1860s marked a period of transition in stereotypes about disabilities and the human body.

The first in his family to earn a degree, he earned his way through university as a research and a teaching assistant, writing tutor and video store clerk.

He says he had originally intended to pursue a Ph.D. in North America and had even written a statement of intent. "Then I did some soul-searching" and decided he would rather not invest the time because "I really love teaching." He adds that a doctorate would have put him "in a nation-wide market" but he would rather stay in Portland, where many higher-education teaching jobs are at community colleges.

Given Taylor himself worked his way to excellence after first being inspired by community college teachers, it is understandable he cannot wait to return—this time at the front, not just the head, of the class.

Read the full article on Ring.UVic.ca

Adam Taylor earned a bachelor of arts from Marylhurst University in 2009 with a double major in English literature & writing and cultural & historical studies.

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