Company: York University
Location: Ontario, Canada
Believing that history is an important discipline to acquire knowledge about the world, as it addresses all the aspects of the other fields that people take for granted, Dr. Benjamin Lowinsky made the decision to get involved in the education field. He came from an academic family and thoroughly enjoyed the lively discussions he and his family had at the dinner table, discussing politics, culture and history. Dr. Lowinsky continues to have lively discussions with students at York University.
Dr. Lowinsky has been teaching at York University for 29 years and has garnered 37 years of experience in education. An expert in United States history, as well as foreign policy with respect to Canada and the rest of the world, and United States and German relations, he is responsible for teaching a variety of history classes. Dr. Lowinsky teaches history as imbedded in social science, social and political thought, politic ideology and ideas from the 18th to 21st centuries, as well as different causes and movements in a variety of countries, including the U.S. and countries in Europe. He also teaches a course in historiography, which is the history of history.
When asked about his professional success Dr. Lowinsky stated, “Success is relative, it’s in the eye of the beholder. What makes me happy at the end of the day is if I have made them think critically about the strengths and limitations of their own visions and their own lives that they philosophy themselves in ways they haven’t done before.” He believes in the value of a solid educational foundation and works tirelessly to prepare his students for their own endeavors. Looking toward the future, Dr. Lowinsky plans to research, become even more eclectic internationally on his understanding of what makes us tic, and transcend our borders and reach out to other cultures and institutions.
Dr. Lowinsky earned a Ph.D. in history and a master’s degree in history at York University, a bachelor’s degree in history at The University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Education in education at the University of Toronto. He is a fellow of McLaughlin College at York University.