Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Ginny Ratsoy

Ginny Ratsoy

Ginny Ratsoy

Name: Associate Professor Ginny Ratsoy
Phone: (250) 828-5238
Email: Gratsoy@tru.ca

Interests

Canadian Literature
Indigenous Literatures in Canada
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Research Interests

Indigenous Theatre
British Columbia Drama
Experiential Learning and Alternative Pedagogies
Ecocriticism and Place Studies
Small Cities

Education

M.A., University of Windsor, English Language and Literature (1980)
B.Ed., University of Windsor, English and History (1975).

Honours B.A., University of Windsor, English Language and Literature (1974)

Publications

Books Edited and Co-edited

Garrett-Petts, W.F., James Hoffman, and Ginny Ratsoy. Whose Culture Is It, Anyway? Community Engagement in Small Cities. Vancouver: New Star, 2014.

Ratsoy, Ginny, ed. Theatre in British Columbia. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2006.

Gagnon, Anne, Will Garrett-Petts, James Hoffman, Henry Hubert, Terry Kading, Kelly Anne Maddox, and Ginny Ratsoy, eds. The Last Best West: An Exploration of Myth, Identity, and Quality of Life in Western Canada. Vancouver: New Star, 2009.

Ratsoy, Ginny, and James Hoffman, eds. Playing the Pacific Province: An Anthology of British Columbia Plays, 1967-2000. Toronto: Playwrights Press, 2001.

Journal Issues Edited and Co-edited

Ratsoy, Ginny. The Small Cities Imprint: The Professional Theatres Issue. 4:1 (2012). Web.


Hubert, Henry, Anne Gagnon, Terry Kading, Virginia Ratsoy, and Martin Whittles. Textual Studies in Canada 17 (Summer 2004).

Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Ratsoy, G. The Role of Faculty in Connecting Canadian Undergraduate Arts and Humanities Students to Scholarly Inquiries into Teaching: A Case for Purposeful Experiential Learning. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 7:1 (June 2016).*. Accessed at
http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cjsotl_rcacea/vol7/iss1/2


The Roles of Canadian Universities in
Heterogeneous Third-Age Learning:
A Call for Transformation.Canadian Journal of Higher Education. 46:1. 2016.76-90. Web.*

Voicing Nature in the British Columbia Interior: A Place Back in the Midst of Time in Kevin Loring's Where the Blood Mixes. Ed. Birgit Dawes and Marc Maufort. Enacting Nature: Ecocritical Perspectives on Indigenous Performance. Brussels: P.I.E Peter Lang, 2014: 135-49. *


"Interculturalism and Theatrefront: Shifting Meanings in Canadian Collective Creation." Theatre Research in Canada. 33:2 (2012). 37-55. Print.*


Baldwin, Lyn, Tina Block, Lisa Cooke, Ila Crawford, Kim Naqvi, Ginny Ratsoy, Elizabeth Templeman,Tom Waldichuk. "Affective Teaching: The Place of Place in Interdisciplinary Studies." Transformative Dialogues 6:3 (April 2013). Web. *

Five articles for The Small Cities Imprint: The Professional Theatres Issue. 4:1 (2012). Web.

Class Participation in an Aboriginal Theatre Project: An Exemplar of Undergraduate Student Engagement.Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 1:3 (2011). Web.*

Collaboration and Adaptation: Bridging the Space between Classroom and Open Learning. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching 2 (2009). Web.*

Re-viewing the West: An Analysis of Newspaper Reviews of Historically-Based Plays in a Western Canadian Small City. The Last Best West: An Exploration of Myth, Identity, and Quality of Life in Western Canada, Eds. Gagnon, Anne, Will Garrett-Petts, James Hoffman, Henry Hubert, Terry Kading, Kelly Anne Maddox, and Ginny Ratsoy. Vancouver: New Star, 2009: 187-204. Print. *

Making an Exhibition of a Theatre Audience: Research Through Photography.Small Cities Imprint 1:1 (2008). Web.

The Small City as Classroom: Academic Service Learning Participants Reflect.Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal 2:2 (November 2008). Web.*

The Creation of Shifting Local Identities: Historically-Based Theatre in a Canadian Small City. Signatures of the Past: Cultural Memory in Contemporary Anglophone North American Drama. Eds. Marc Maufort and Caroline DeWagter. Brussels: Peter Lang, 2008: 223-233. Print.

Relational Characterization in Postcolonial British Columbia Plays. Ed. Dunja M. Mohr. Embracing the Other: Addressing Xenophobia in the New Literatures in English. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008: 295-305. Print.*

Ratsoy, Ginny. Away from Home, or Finding Yourself Back in Kamloops: Literary Representations of the Small City.The Small Cities Book . Ed. WF Garrett-Petts. Vancouver: New Star Books, 2005: 205-218. Print.*

*Indicates refereed publications.

Employment History

Thompson Rivers University 1980-present.
University of Erfurt,Germany (guest professor) Spring, 2002.
Frederick Schiller University, Germany (guest professor) Spring, 2002.
University of British Columbia (Kamloops Campus, NITEP Program) 1981-1983.
St. Clair College, Windsor ON 1976-1980.

Courses Taught

English 1100, 1110,1140, 1210, 2040, 2110, 2160, 2170, 2180, 2190, 2210, 2270, 2400, 2410, 3350, 4260 and 4470; Canadian Studies 2000, 2420 and 3120; Service Learning 3000 and 4000; Research Learning 4000; several Careers English courses.
I also developed and taught a section of English 1210 for the Aboriginal Teacher Education Consortium and a section of English 1100 for the Aboriginal TRU Start progam.

I was the course writer for English 1031 for the TRU Opening Learning Division and a course consultant for OL's English 1021 and 4321.

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Association for Theatre Research Executive (including two terms as British Columbia Representative)
Community University Research Alliance Researcher (2007-2012).
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