Congratulations to Tyler Valiquette from the University of Guelph, who's our most recent Lambda winner!
Tyler Valiquette is a MA student in International Development and Political Science at the University of Guelph. Tyler has worked at every level of politics: student, municipal, provincial and federal. He is also the co-founder of the national non-profit, Vote Savvy, which seeks to advocate for, and enrage youth in the world of Canadian Politics.
Additionally, Tyler worked as an executive at the Central Student Association.. His work focused on social issues, with special attention to campaigns based on sexual assault awareness, equity, anti-homophobia and anti-transphobia. He also sat as a member of the Human Rights Advisory Group, was a member of the Canadian Federation of Students queer constituency group, and was recently elected CUPE 3913’s Queer Executive Chair.
Tyler’s passion for pursuing research in LGBT Rights was solidified through personal experience and travel. Hearing and witnessing discrimination and prejudice, and seeing how it impacted his friends and loved ones abroad triggered his background in social justice to study LGBT rights from an academic perspective.