Shining Student - Tanner Layton

Tanner Layton

Tanner Layton | MA Sociology (Co-op)


“Ask more questions than you give answers.”

“Seek out unhappiness and learn from it.”

“There is no one right way to live a human life.”

“The personal is always the political.”

“Read Sara Ahmed.”

Favourite Class: PHIL2000 The Meaning of Life, SOCI2600 The Individual and Society, PSYC3330 Social Cognition, CSPT5101 Research Methodology
Favourite Social Activity: Playing cards, watching sports, eating wings, drinking beer
Favourite Study Spot: Good Earth Coffeehouse, Starbucks

What makes my uLethbridge experience unique?

  • Explored media representations of Justin Bieber in an independent study with Dr. Kim Mair.
  • Examined ‘Blue Jay fever’ and its economic implications in a sociology paper for Dr. Tom Perks.
  • Observed the subtleties of biopolitics and state violence during my co-op workterm with Indigenous Services Canada.
  • Being a teaching assistant gave me an opportunity to have insightful learning experiences with other like-minded students.
  • Got to read Albert Camus’ novel The Stranger on a beach in Cancun for Dr. Laderoute’s summer philosophy course.