Dr. Carl Leggo Receives Killam Award

Congratulations to Dr. Carl Leggo, recipient of the prestigious Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring, Senior Level.


The selection committee was extremely impressed with Dr. Leggo‘s outstanding record of supervision, inspiration, care, and support of graduate students. Dr. Leggo will be officially recognized and receive the Killam Award at the UBC Convocation on November 21, 2012.

Carl Leggo is a poet and professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on the experiences of educators, especially how to promote heartful and hopeful relationships in educational communities. His poetry, fiction, and scholarly essays have been published in many journals in North America and around the world. He has written three collections of poems: Growing Up Perpendicular on the Side of a Hill (Killick Press, 1994); View from My Mother’s House (Killick Press, 1999); Come-By-Chance (Breakwater Books, 2006). He has also written a book about reading and teaching poetry, titled Teaching to Wonder: Responding to Poetry in the Secondary Classroom (Pacific Educational Press, 1997). Learn more about Dr. Leggo’s work as a poet here.