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Professor Jeff Tennant
Jeff Tennant is an Associate Professor in the Department of French Studies at Western, specializing in phonetics and sociolinguistics. He is currently working on a SSHRC-funded research project entitled Language Contact and Prosodic Variation in Ontario French. He was Chief Negotiator for the UWOFA (University of Western Ontario Faculty Association) during three rounds of negotiations and currently serves as Chair of the OCUFA (Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations) Collective Bargaining Committee. In 2015, he was awarded the distinction of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the Government of France, and in 2017, he was a recipient of the CAUT (Canadian Association of University Teachers) Distinguished Service Award. As Academic Convenor for Congress 2020 Gathering at the Forks – Bridging Divides, he is looking forward to welcoming the Humanities and Social Sciences community to Western!