Alex Gillespie (English & Drama)

Image of Professor Alex GillespieThis episode of VIEW to the U features a familiar voice to the podcast: Professor Alex Gillespie was featured on our very first season, but this time around she’s in an entirely new seat – physically, virtually, spiritedly – and literally all of the above – at the helm as Vice-President, University of Toronto and UofT Mississauga’s newly appointed Principal.

The new season of VIEW to the U is “Adventures in research,” with a focus on interesting, scholarly tales, and so Alex kicks us off with a remarkable discovery in an archive that happened quite early on in her academic career.

Over the course of our chat, Alex defines the UTM research landscape, and she also talks about the ever-evolving research environment in the face of COVID and beyond, with a rethinking of how to make research more sustainable and diverse, plus she has some encouraging words about the times ahead of us.

A full transcript of the interview is available.