On behalf of the School, congratulations to Ric Knowles who was made a University Professor Emeritus at convocation on October 21, 2017. The honor is a richly deserved recognition of Ric's tremendous contributions to theatre as a scholar and practitioner. Ric delivered the convocation address which spoke of the importance of recognizing, respecting and learning from difference. It was an excellent addre
Congratulations to Ambera Wellmann (MFA 2016) for winning the 19th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition.
On behalf of the School, congratulations to Ajay Heble and his team who received a grant of $2.03 million to create ImprovLab to create a publicly accessible performance space for practices related to improvisation. This grant is important for the research relating to Critical Studies in Improvisation, and show-cases the innovative research within the School.
SETS Professor Sandra Singer has published a volume on the Canadian writer J.J. Seinfeld with Guernica Editions (https://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781771831772).
Founding Director of MT Space Theatre and Artistic Director of IMPACT 17 Theatre Festival will be visiting Pat Flood's Canadian Drama and Theatre class Tuesday, Oct 3 at 4pm in MacKinnon 306.
All are welcome!
The William James Society has awarded its 2017 Young Scholar Prize to Kyle Bromhall for his essay, "Embodied Akrasia: James on Motivation and Weakness of Will.". Kyle is a recent graduate of the PhD program in Philosophy at the University of Guelph, where he currently teaches.
"A Guelph historian is using centuries-old farm diaries to tell the stories of over 150 Canadian farmers and farming communities that existed between the 19th and 20th centuries." Read the complete CBC blog entry on the interview and listen to the extended interview at @ http://ow.ly/aciH30fqprR
On September 28 the University hosts Dr. Benjamin Hoy, a Guelph History BA grad and Stanford PhD who is now a faculty member at the University of Saskatchewan. He returns to Guelph to give the Cassidy-Reid Lecture. This lectureship was established in honour of retired History faculty Dr Keith Cassidy and Dr Richard Reid and is held every two years.
Dr. Hoy, a celebrated young scholar, is also the son of two retired English professors, Helen Hoy and Thomas King, and is one of the country's youngest and most promising scholars of aboriginal history.
Please join us:
University of Guelph graduate Heather Thomson was recently awarded the Don Phillips Scholarship from Open Studio in Toronto. "This is a national competition and it is the first time over the last 20 years+ that I can remember a Guelph student being awarded scholarship", commented Allen Ash.
More information about Heather can be found on the Open Studio website http://openstudio.ca/2017-18-open-studio-residency-recipients/
Congratulations to David Lee, who has successfully defended his PhD dissertation, Outside the Empire: Improvised Music in Toronto, 1960-1985.