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Doug Killam Tribute Fund

The School of English and Theatre Studies is honoured to provide the opportunity to support the Doug Killam Tribute Fund, which is now posted on the Alumni Affairs and Development webpage. The fund was started to recognize Killam's distinguished scholarship, and steadfast belief in the importance of inviting Canadian and International writers to campus to enrich students' lives. 
The fund page also includes a wonderful tribute written by Mary Rubio who has been absolutely marvelous in providing information about Doug and the illustrious life he lead. 

Funny Boy Headed To CBC, Netflix, and the Oscars

Shyam Selvadurai's novel, Funny Boy is being released as a feature film on CBC TV and Netflix. Adapted by Deep Mehta, the film is scheduled to premiere in Canada on CBC on December 4th and will have a wider, international release on Netflix on December 10th. The film has also been selected to be Canada's Oscar submission for Best International Film. 

Remembering Dr. David Murray

It is with great sadness that the Department has learned of the passing on October 7 of our friend and colleague Dr. David Murray.

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.