Andrea Houston is a contract lecturer at the School of Journalism at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), where she has developed and teaches Queer Media in the Faculty of Communications and Design.
Beginning in 2016 and continuing to the present, it is the first ever LGBTQ media course at any journalism school in Canada.
How Ryerson’s Queer Studies Course could Transform Canadian Newsrooms
Al Donato, Torontoist, September 22 2016
Queer Media course schools Ryerson journalism students on LGBTQ history and reporting
Ryan English, University Affairs/Affaires Universitaires, December 13 2016
Journalism more important now than ever, say RSJ teach-in speakers
Jasmine Bala, Ryerson Journalism Research Centre, April 21 2017
On March 8 2018, International Women’s Day, Andrea was asked to deliver a keynote address to an auditorium of high school youth from across the Greater Toronto Area on a Canadian LGBTQ trailblazer: Black trans singer and activist Jackie Shane.
Andrea also served as a consultant on Historica Canada’s first LGBTQ Heritage Minute on Jim Egan.
Trailblazing Activist Jim Egan Honoured In 1st LGBTQ Heritage Minute
Al Donato, Huffington Post, June 13 2018