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Our alumni include academics, librarians, archivists, writers, editors, publishers, lawyers, university and other administrators, and candidates for further advanced degrees.

The followinging list illustrates the kinds of careers and further study some of our alumni have gone on to pursue. If you are a BHPC alum, we’d love to hear from you!

Sharon Bailey MI Information 2011 Librarian, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto
Agatha Barc MI Information 2013 Reader Services & Instruction Librarian at Victoria University Library
Claire Battershill PhD English 2012 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of English, Simon Fraser University (Winner, SSHRC Impact Award); fiction writer (Circus, McClelland & Stewart, 2014)
Shelley Beal PhD French 2009 Teaching French and English language, text, and print culture undergraduate courses at Laurier Brantford
Sophie Brookover MISt Information 2002 Program Coordinator and Social Media Manager for LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative
Sarah Brouillette PhD English 2005 Associate Professor, Department of English, Carleton University
Piers Brown PhD English 2009 Assistant Professor, Department of English, Kenyon College
Lisa Chen Obrist PhD Medieval Studies 2015 Senior Evaluation Officer, Canada Foundation for Innovation
Heidi Craig PhD English 2017 W. M. Keck Foundation Fellow, The Huntington Library; Charles Montgomery Gray Fellow, The Newberry; Folger Long-Term Fellowship, Folger Institute
Joseph Culpepper PhD Comparative Literature 2014 Performance Scholar, Magician, and Magic Consultant
Travis DeCook PhD English 2005 Associate Professor, Department of English, Carleton University
Robert Desmarais MISt Information 2006 Head, Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, University of Alberta
Elizabeth Dickens PhD English 2010 Program Associate and Assistant to the VP for Integrative Learning and the Global Commons, Association of American Colleges and Universities
Chris Doda MISt Information 2005 Toronto-based poet (Among Ruins, 2001; Aesthetics Lesson, 2007), critic, and editor with Exile Editions and Exile: The Literary Quarterly
Lindsey Eckert PhD English 2013 Assistant Professor, Department of English, Florida State University
Jeff Espie PhD English 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of English, University of British Columbia
Greta Golick PhD Information 2010 Instructor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto; Secretary, Bibliographical Society of Canada; Co-Chair of the Toronto Chapter, Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG)
Janice Gurney MVS Visual Studies 2007 Toronto-based artist represented by Wynick/Tuck Gallery; PhD (2012) in Art and Visual Culture, University of Western Ontario
Daniel Harney PhD English 2013 Assistant Professor, Department of English, Concordia University
Timothy Harrison PhD English 2014 Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Chicago
Beatriz Hausner MISt Information 2002 Toronto-based poet, translator and editor; Senior Services Specialist (User Education) at the Toronto Public Library
Christopher Hogendoorn MI Information 2016 Digital Project Librarian, North Carolina State University
Chelsea Jeffery MMSt Information 2013 Reference Archivist, Yukon Archives
Kyla Jemison MA Music 2014 Original Cataloguer, Music, University of Toronto
Jonathan Kerr PhD English 2017 McCain Postdoctoral Fellow in Romantic and Regency Literature, Mount Allison University
Julia King MI Information 2016 Research Fellow, University of Bergen, Norway
Alexandra Kordoski Carter MI Information 2014 Science and Medicine Librarian, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto
Allison Larsh MISt Information 2007 Instructional Technology Specialist, Faculty of Engineering, University of Toronto
Geoffrey Little MISt Information 2007 Editor-in-Chief, Concordia University Press; Sessional Lecturer in Book History and Print Culture, School of Information Studies, McGill University
Eli MacLaren PhD English 2007 Assistant Professor, Department of English, McGill University; editor, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada
Rob McCutcheon PhD Classics 2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, University of Toronto
Leslie McGrath PhD Information 2005 Department Head, Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books, Toronto Public Library; Advisory Council Member, Department of English, Ryerson University
Scott McLaren PhD Information 2010 Member of the Graduate Faculty in Humanities and Associate Librarian for Humanities and Religious Studies, York University; Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture
John McQuillen PhD Art History 2012 Assistant Curator of Printed Books, The Morgan Library and Museum, New York
Bronwen Masemann MISt Information 2009 Faculty Associate Librarian, School of Library & Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rachel Meloche MMSt Information 2012 Member Services, Gift Shop, and Volunteer Coordinator, Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre, Canmore, AB
Emily Monks-Leeson MISt Information 2010 Archivist, Library and Archives Canada
Hilary Morgan MISt Information 2006 Director, Stakeholder Relations, Library and Archives Canada
Rebecca Niles MA, MI English, Information 2010, 2012 Managing Editor, Folger Shakespeare Library Editions; Editor, Folger Editions eBook Series, Simon & Schuster
Tim Perry MI Information 2015 Special Collections Librarian, University of Missouri Libraries
Eloïse Pontbriand MA French 2010 Research assistant, Groupe de recherches et d’études sur le livre au Québec (GRELQ), PhD Student Littérature française, cheminement en histoire du livre, Université de Sherbrooke
Laura Potter MA English 2012 Client Services Manager, Reed Words
Linda Quirk MISt Information 2005 PhD, English (Queen’s University), 2011; Assistant Special Collections Librarian, Bruce Peel Special Collections Library (University of Alberta); Vice-President, Bibliographical Society of Canada
Alpen Razi PhD English 2016 Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies Department, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Lindsay Ann Reid PhD English 2009 Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway
Bert Riggs MISt Information 2002 Head of the Archives and Manuscripts Division at Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL; author with Flanker Press
Simon Rogers MISt Information 2008 Archivist, John M. Kelly Library, University of Saint Michael’s College, University of Toronto
Margaret Schotte MA History 2007 Assistant Professor, Department of History, York University
Catherine Schwartz MA Comparative Literature 2008 PhD Candidate, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
David Sharp MISt Information 2002 Head of Collections, Electronic Resources and Serials, Carleton University
Johanna Smith MI Information 2001 Director General of Services, Library and Archives Canada
Catherine Spence MISt Information 2007 Circulation Service Assistant / Media Assistant, University of Toronto Scarborough Library; continuing research on Alexander Scott Carter, Canadian heraldic artist
Anna St. Onge MISt Information 2007 Archivist, Digital Projects and Outreach, Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections, York University
Ruth-Ellen St. Onge MI Information 2007 Assistant Curator of Collections, Rare Book School, University of Virginia
Elisa Tersigni PhD English 2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Manchester (DH)
Vernon Totanes PhD Information 2012 Assistant Professor of History and Director, Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University
Sarah Ward MI Information 2011 Reference Librarian, Human Resources Professionals Association, Toronto
Lindsey Skay Whitacre MISt Information 2007 Digital Collections Librarian, Boston College
Sarah Truman PhD Critical Studies in Curriculum and Pedagogy 2017 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University
Bridget Whittle MISt Information 2010 Archivist with the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections, McMaster University
Lauren Williams MI Information 2015 Special Collections Librarian, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto
Crystal Williamson MISt Information 2010 Archivist/Records Analyst, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Sean Winslow MA Medieval Studies 2004 Ph.D. Candidate, Medieval Studies, University of Toronto; Fulbright Fellow, Ethiopia 2008-09
Jessica Duffin Wolfe PhD English 2014 Professor of Digital Communications and Journalism, Humber College, Toronto; Editor in Chief, Toronto Review of Books
Rachel Wong MMSt Information 2013 Designer, Aga Khan Museum
Kyle Wyatt PhD English 2011 Managing Editor, The Walrus
Kimberly Yates MISt Information 2009 Associate Director, Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto
Christopher Young MI Information 2012 PhD Candidate, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

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