Profs Featured in National Media, CBC's Sounds of the Season

December 02, 2009 - In the News

Today's Globe and Mail features an opinion/editorial by theatre studies professor Sky Gilbert on the contradictions of the postmodern gay culture. Gilbert, who holds the University research chair in creative writing and theatre studies, has been teaching at U of G since 1997 and became an assistant professor in 2003.

Gilbert is an award-winning playwright, filmmaker, poet, author and director. He is the former artistic director of Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and, in 2007, he launched Hammertheatre, a new theatre company in Hamilton. He has published numerous plays, two collections of poetry, five novels and a theatre memoir. His plays have been produced around the world and in 2005 he was awarded the Silver Ticket Award by the Toronto Theatre Alliance for his career accomplishments and for nurturing the development of Canadian theatre.

Physics professor and singer/songwriter Diane Nalini de Kerckhove is taking part in CBC Radio’s Sounds of the Season this Friday. Sounds of the Season is CBC’s annual fundraiser to support local food banks. It involves a studio audience watching live broadcasts of CBC radio’s most popular programs, including Metro Morning, Here & Now, Big City Small World, and Fresh Air.

She will perform Friday in front of a studio audience at the Glenn Gould Studio inside the Toronto Broadcasting Centre. Her performance will be taped and rebroadcast Saturday between 8 and 9 a.m. on Fresh Air, CBC Radio's weekend morning show. Hosted by Mary Ito, it airs each Saturday and Sunday morning on CBC Radio One.

The jazz singer/songwriter and physics professor will also be discussing her physics research at U of G and her latest album, Kiss Me Like That, songs inspired by people's fascination with the sky, stars and moon.

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