Ann Wilson


“I grew up in Ottawa, a city that I love.  When I was a teenager, I travelled through Guelph on the bus, on my way to Kitchener to visit my aunt and uncle.  Passing through downtown Guelph on that trip, I looked at the old stone buildings and thought, “This is a place I would love to live.”  That wish has been fulfilled.  I have lived and worked in Guelph for over thirty years.  It is a community that I love, for many reasons, but first and foremost are the people and their generosity.  People care for one another.  I think that spirit is exemplified by all who are involved with Torchlight which is why I am proud to be part of the Board.”

Ann Wilson is a member of faculty in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.  After graduating with a PhD in English from York University, she taught at Cornell University before accepting a position at the University of Guelph.  In the course of her professional career, she has held a number of administrative positions, including serving for many years as the Associate Dean (Academic) in the College of Arts at the University of Guelph, and most recently, as the Director of the School of English and Theatre Studies.

Education: PhD English, York University