Toronto Through Sarah Wells’ Eyes

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – Sarah Wells walking through Queen Street West’s graffiti alley thinking about her race.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – Wearing her Canadian Olympic gear, Sarah Wells, thinks about how the streets of Toronto relate to her sport.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – Sarah Wells ties her shoe laces every day and each day it reminds her to be present in the moment.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – Sarah looks down as she ties her laces thinking about the pressure she has on her shoulders.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – looking out to the future Wells reflects on her moments at the Olympics.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – Sarah Wells walking through Queen Street West graffiti alley thinking about her race.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – Sarah Wells stands prepared to tie her hair before she gets into her start position.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – Sarah Wells pictures the track as she looks out on the road.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – Before setting up for her block start Wells takes one last breath.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY –In the block position, Sarah Wells, prepared herself for her hurdle race.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – Sarah Wells takes her first few strides by the CN Tower.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – The CN Tower will always be a reminder that she is home.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – Sarah Wells stretches on the Lakeshore.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – Sarah may not jump over everything in sight but there are a few things she can’t help but hurdle.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – When Sarah Wells sees a chain linked between two polls she thinks of hurdling it.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – Sarah Wells races alongside the TTC subway at St. Andrew Station.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – When Sarah Wells sees cracks in the side walk outside of her house, she can’t help but step over them.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – Running up concrete stairs is one way Sarah Wells gets in her extra training in Toronto.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – When Sarah Wells sees a road like this in Toronto she instantly thinks of her race.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – Sarah Wells looks out to her future and remembers what she has overcome to get where she is.

ALANNAKELLY/RYERSON UNIVERSITY – Believing is something Sarah will always remember, as she looks out on the Lakeshore in Toronto.

Ian Lawrence: Educator Extraordinaire

Voice: Ian Lawrence, occasional teacher for the Toronto District School Board and an Education Officer at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Photo captions:
1. Ian in his teacher outfit // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
2. Ian’s TDSB cup // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
3. Ian’s AGO staff identification // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
4. Ian, dressed up as a knight, hanging out in the AGO’s “Hands-On Centre,” an arts and craft room where he supervises workshops for children under six // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
5. Books in the AGO’s “Hands-On Centre” // JEANIE TEAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
6. A booklet constructed by Ian containing split headshots of, and personal statements from, the various students he has taught over the course of his teaching career. // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
7. Ian at the AGO // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
8. A mixed-media self-portrait project that Ian did with his Grade 4 class at Secord Elementary, the school at which he did his practicum for teachers’ college. The project was designed to help the students explore their identity and the diversity of their classroom. // IAN LAWRENCE/TDSB, 2012.
9. Ian in the Education Commons at the AGO // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
10. Ian having fun in the playground at Ryerson Community School, where he did a placement while attending teachers’ college. // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
11. Ian having more fun in the playground at Ryerson Community School // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
12. Ian at the AGO // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
13. Craft table at the AGO // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
14. Children’s finger painting project that Ian supervised, at the AGO // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY
15. A child’s arts and craft project in the “Hands-On Centre” at the AGO // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVRSITY
16. A bristol board on which Ian’s students from Secord Elementary wrote their goodbyes // JEANIE TRAN/RYERSON UNIVERSITY