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CGHH Director wins teaching award

Posted on 21 June 2017

Prof Sanjoy Bhattacharya has won the ‘Promoting Liberation & Inclusivity’ category in York University’s 2017 Excellence Awards.

CGHH is proud to announce that Prof. Sanjoy Bhattacharya (Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Centre for Global Health Histories) has won 2017’s ‘Promoting Liberation & Inclusivity’ category in York University’s The Excellence Awards.

The Excellence Awards present an opportunity for students to celebrate the work of staff who have a positive impact on their academic experience. Entirely student led, the Awards recognise the teachers and staff that are making an outstanding contribution to students’ lives.

Prof. Bhattacharya’s achievement comes on the basis of his efforts to develop a curriculum which:

  • Reflects a diverse range of voices and opinions
  • Supports students from any background to achieve in their field or career
  • Pushes students to challenge their perceptions and stereotypes
  • Ensures that the content and sessions are truly accessible for all and
  • Goes further than just acknowledging the need or highlighting the gaps by actually embedding processes that create a safe and accessible environment for all.

We at CGHH offer Prof Bhattacharya our warmest congratulations on this significant achievement.