Kristopher Wells, ‘94 BEd, ‘03 MEd, ‘11PhD, is one of Canada’s leading experts on sexual and gender minority youth. His work has received over 50 awards, including a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship, Killam Doctoral Fellowship, and most recently the Alberta Teachers’ Association’s Public Education Award. In 2004, Wells co‐founded Camp fYrefly, which is Canada’s only national leadership retreat for sexual and gender minority youth. He also helped to create U of A Pride Week and the award‐winning NoHomophobes.com, which went viral all over the world. Wells also helped develop ground breaking resources on gay‐straight alliances, homophobic and transphobic bullying, and LGBTQ‐inclusive policies and legislation for school boards and governments across Canada. Currently, he serves as the book review editor for the International Journal of LGBT Youth and is a board member for REACH Edmonton, a centre for excellence focused on crime prevention and community safety.
The Alumni Association invites all community members to celebrate this outstanding alumnus’ accomplishments and those of 27 other award recipients at the 2015 Alumni Awards.
Date: Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
Location: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455 87 Ave), Edmonton, Alberta
Time: 7 p.m. – Ceremony with reception to follow
Cost: Free, register for tickets at uab.ca/AlumniAwards
Dress: Business attire
The Alumni Horizon Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of University of Alberta alumni early in their careers.
For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 780-492-3224, toll free 1-800-661-2593 or firstname.lastname@example.org.